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Proposed Standard for Automatic Calculation of Rainfall Erosivity

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  21st Century Watershed Technology: Improving Water Quality and Environment Conference Proceedings, 21-24 February 2010, Universidad EARTH, Costa Rica  701P0210cd.(doi:10.13031/2013.29436)
Authors:   Manuel R Reyes, Hiroshi Suda, Mark Brooks, Ryan Boyles
Keywords:   Keywords: erosivity, soil erosion, rainfall intensity, USLE

The universal soil loss equation (USLE) and its modifications have been globally accepted as a model to estimate water erosion. A rainfall erosivity index is a key part of this equation. This manuscript describes a web accessible method of the automatic summarization of short duration rainfall intensity and the USLE rainfall erosivity index. We propose that these methodologies be used as a standard for automatically calculating daily rainfall intensity percentage and daily rainfall erosivity.

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