A pragmatic approach for soil erosion risk assessment within policy hierarchies

TitleA pragmatic approach for soil erosion risk assessment within policy hierarchies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsVolk, M., M. Möller, and D. Wurbs
JournalLand Use Policy
Volume27
Pagination997 - 1009
ISSN0264-8377
KeywordsAgricultural policy
Abstract

This paper presents a methodological framework for scale-specific assessment of soil erosion by water. The framework enables the definition of hierarchical, functional and modular nested reference units which result from the integrated consideration of policy, process and model hierarchies. The framework is applied on three planning levels: at first, large scale zones are designated that show a defined risk potential for soil erosion (first level: catchments and drainage areas in the German Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt, ca. 20,000

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837709002142
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.12.011
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