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Estimation of Erosion Index from Daily Rainfall Amount

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

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 26 (1): 0153-0156. (doi: 10.13031/2013.33893) @1983
Authors:   C. W. Richardson, G. R. Foster, D. A. Wright

ABSTRACT A method was developed for estimating the erosion in-dex for rainfall events from daily rainfall amount. The relationship that was used includes both a deter-ministic component and a random component. Data from 22 locations in the eastern one-half of the United States were used to evaluate the relationship. The parameters of the relationship were found to vary both with location and with season at a location. The pro-cedure was used to estimate erosion index from daily rainfall data for two locations.

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