Estimating RUSLE's Rainfall Factor in the Part of Italy with a Mediterranean Rainfall Regime. Diodato, N. 8:103–107.
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The computation of the erosion index (EI), which is basic to the determination of the rainfall-runoff erosivity factor R of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE), is tedious and time-consuming and requires a continuous record of rainfall intensity. In this study, a power equation(r\textsuperscript2 = 0.867) involving annual erosion index (EI\textsubscript30-annual) in the Mediterranean part of Italy is obtained. Data from 12 raingauge stations are used to derive and then test a regional relationship for estimating the erosion index from only three rainfall parameters. Erosivity rainfall data derived from 5 additional stations are used for validation and critical examination. The empirical procedures give results which compare satisfactorily with relationships calibrated elsewhere.
@article{diodatoEstimatingRUSLERainfall2004,
  title = {Estimating {{RUSLE}}'s Rainfall Factor in the Part of {{Italy}} with a {{Mediterranean}} Rainfall Regime},
  author = {Diodato, Nazzareno},
  date = {2004},
  journaltitle = {Hydrology and Earth System Sciences},
  volume = {8},
  pages = {103--107},
  url = {https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=1412934318393730812},
  abstract = {The computation of the erosion index (EI), which is basic to the determination of the rainfall-runoff erosivity factor R of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE), is tedious and time-consuming and requires a continuous record of rainfall intensity. In this study, a power equation(r\textsuperscript{2} = 0.867) involving annual erosion index (EI\textsubscript{30-annual}) in the Mediterranean part of Italy is obtained. Data from 12 raingauge stations are used to derive and then test a regional relationship for estimating the erosion index from only three rainfall parameters. Erosivity rainfall data derived from 5 additional stations are used for validation and critical examination. The empirical procedures give results which compare satisfactorily with relationships calibrated elsewhere.},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-12007614,empirical-equation,erosivity,rainy-days_daily-rainfall,soil-erosion,soil-resources}
}
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