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|Title:||New Insights into the Geography and Modelling of Wind Erosion in the European Agricultural Land. Application of a Spatially Explicit Indicator of Land Susceptibility to Wind Erosion|
|Authors:||BORRELLI PASQUALE; PANAGOS Panagiotis; MONTANARELLA Luca|
|Citation:||SUSTAINABILITY vol. 7 no. 7 p. 8823-8836|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The current state of the art in erosion research does not provide answers about the ‘where’ and ‘when’ of wind erosion in European agricultural lands. Questions about the implications for the agricultural productivity remain unanswered. Tackling this research gap, the study provides a more comprehensive understanding of the spatial patterns of land susceptibility to wind erosion in European agricultural lands. The Index of Land Susceptibility to Wind Erosion (ILSWE) was introduced in a GIS environment. A harmonised input dataset ranked following a fuzzy logic technique was employed. Within the 36 European countries under investigation, moderate (17.3 million ha) and high levels (8.8 million ha) of land susceptibility to wind erosion were predicted. This corresponds to 8.0% and 4.1 % of total agricultural land, respectively.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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