universal soil loss equation

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An equation that is used to predict the extent of soil erosion, principally on farm land: soil loss = R × K × LS × P, where R is an index of rainfall, K is an index of the susceptibility of the soil to erosion, LS is an index of slope length (L) and steepness (S), and P is an index of conservation measures that will be implemented.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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