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Soil Erosion

Rainfall Erosivity and Risk Assessment

Edited by Vlassios Hrissanthou

Democritus University of Thrace


Konstantinos Kaffas

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

In the first section of this book on soil erosion, an introduction to the soil erosion problem is presented. In the first part of the second section, rainfall erosivity is estimated on the basis of pluviograph records and cumulative rainfall depths by means of empirical equations and machine learning methods. In the second part of the second section, a physically-based, hydrodynamic, finite element model is described for the computation of surface runoff and channel flows. In the first part of the third section, the soil erosion risk is assessed in two different basins. In the second part of the third section, the soil erosion risk management in a basin is evaluated, and the delimitation of the areas requiring priority planning is achieved.

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Soil ErosionRainfall Erosivity and Risk AssessmentEdited by Vlassios Hrissanthou

Published: December 18th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74884

ISBN: 978-1-78985-196-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-195-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-581-4

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Soil Erosion at a Glance

By Konstantinos Kaffas and Vlassios Hrissanthou


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2. Rainfall Erosivity and Its Estimation: Conventional and Machine Learning Methods

By Konstantinos Vantas, Epaminondas Sidiropoulos and Chris Evangelides


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3. Simulation of Surface Runoff and Channel Flows Using a 2D Numerical Model

By Yafei Jia, Tahmina Shirmeen, Martin A. Locke, Richard E. Lizotte Jr. and F. Douglas Shields Jr.


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4. Evaluating Differences of Erosion Patterns in Natural and Anthropogenic Basins through Scenario Testing: A Case Study of the Claise, France and Nahr Ibrahim, Lebanon

By Mario J. Al Sayah, Rachid Nedjai, Chadi Abdallah, Michel Khouri, Talal Darwish and François Pinet


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5. Spatial Analysis of the Erosive Hazard of Soils and Natural Risks of Reservoir Siltation

By Rabii El Gaatib and Abdelkader Larabi

Corrigendum to: Spatial Analysis of the Erosive Hazard of Soils and Natural Risks of Reservoir Siltation

By Rabii El Gaatib and Abdelkader Larabi

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