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GIS Models to Measure Soil Erosion Risk

Soils are a complex mixture of minerals, water, air, organic matter and countless organisms that lie on the surface and as such is the ‘skin of the earth’ providing a natural medium for the growth of plants (Soil Science Society of America, 2005). The properties of soil depend on the parent material, topography, climate, time and the organisms present. There can thus be hundreds of different kinds of soil. Since soil is one of the most important natural resources and...

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