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Use of Chosen Methods for Determination of the USLE Soil Erodibility Factor on the Example of Loess Slope
Edyta Kruk 1  
 
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Department of Land Reclamation and Environmental Development, Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
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Edyta Kruk   

University of Agriculture in Krakow
Publication date: 2021-01-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2021; 22(1):151–161
 
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The investigations were carried out on a loess slope in the Brzeźnica village, in the Rudnik community. Nine points were chosen, in which particular parameters being parts of the examined models, were determined. Based on the literature, the eight models for the USLE erodibility factor determination were designated. The chosen models were the ones proposed by: Wishmeier, Monchareonm, Torii et al. and Walker (all based on texture and organic matter content, Wischmeier and Smith (based on texture organic matter content and additionally on aggregates classes), Wiliams et al. (based on texture and organic carbon content), Renard et al. as well as Stone and Hilborn (both based only on texture). The investigated site was characterized as well. Statistical conclusions were carried out and the obtained results were compared with the results presented in the literature.