Data name: 
esdac
Data Category: 
soil
Data Type: 
raster
Data Format: 
geotiff zip
Data Keywords: 
SOIL
Data Path: 
soil/esdac/data/erosivity/zip
Data Last Access: 
Thursday, 31 August, 2017
Data JRC Contact Info: 
cesar.carmona-moreno@ec.europa.eu
Data Credits: 
Panagos P., Borrelli P., Meusburger K., Yu B., Klik A., Lim K.J., Yang J.E, Ni J., Miao C., Chattopadhyay N., Sadeghi S.H., Hazbavi Z., Zabihi M., Larionov G.A., Krasnov S.F., Garobets A., Levi Y., Erpul G., Birkel C., Hoyos N., Naipal V., Oliveira P.T.S., Bonilla C.A., Meddi M., Nel W., Dashti H., Boni M., Diodato N., Van Oost K., Nearing M.A., Ballabio C., 2017. Global rainfall erosivity assessment based on high-temporal resolution rainfall records. Scientific Reports 7: 4175. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-04282-8. When making reference to the ESDAC Panagos P., Van Liedekerke M., Jones A., Montanarella L., “European Soil Data Centre: Response to European policy support and public data requirements”; (2012) Land Use Policy, 29 (2), pp. 329-338. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.07.003 European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC), esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Data Availability: 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Data Use Limitations: 
See documents attached and in « doc «  subdirectory
Data Spatial Resolution Description: 
about 1 km at the Equator
Data Spatial Resolution Degree: 
0.0083333300
Data temporal frequency: 
none
Data Spatial Extent: 
Data Region of Interest: 
World
Data Short Description: 
Rainfall Erosivity in the World
Data Extended Description: 
The new global erosivity map is a critical input to global and continental assessments of soil erosion by water, flood risk and natural hazard prevention. Current global estimates of soil erosion by water are very uncertain, ranging over one order of magnitude (from around 20 to over 200 Pg per year). More accurate global predictions of rill and interrill soil erosion rates can only be achieved when the rainfall erosivity factor is thoroughly computed. The global erosivity map is publicly available and can be used by other research groups to perform national, continental and global soil erosion modelling.