USLEUniversal Soil Loss Equation
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Renard KG, Freimund JR (1994) Using monthly precipitation data to estimate the R factor in the revised USLE.
Kyocera s tax equity investment with USLE enables commercial buildings and schools to benefit from environmentally friendly solar power with no up-front investment, said Steve Hill, president of Kyocera Solar Inc.
Every conservation plan written by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has been based on soil erosion calculations derived from USLE or its successors, the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and version 2 (RUSLE2).
Rainfall runoff (R) is a key factor of the USLE model and is determined by local climate conditions.
The USLE began as a fairly simple equation that gave its answer in tons of soil lost per acre per year by multiplying five factors, with the numbers for each factor derived from paper tables of figures for different parts of the country and different soils.
27] investigated the sediment delivery ratio based on the ratio receiving drainage length to total drainage length by using WinGrid system and computed soil erosion using USLE model.
Importantly, there is a difference between the USLE and RUSLE slope length.
21] demonstrated successful application of USLE to mountainous forests in Japan.
The earliest attempts to relate erosion rates to slope gradient at the USLE plot scale involved power equations on the tangent of the slope gradient (Eqns 1-5) with exponents varying from 0.
Today, agencies such as USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as well as farmers around the world use USLE and its descendants.
The USLE is based on extensive erosion data from studies throughout the United States and provides a quick approach to estimating long-term average annual soil loss (A).
In less than three months since taking control of the facility, USLE has refurbished the facility and established that the equipment is capable of producing lithium ion batteries for the commercial market.