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This report outlines the CORINE project on the assessment and mapping of soil erosion risk and important land resources in southern regions of the European Community. The report commences by describing the aims and objectives of the project, the framework within which it was carried out, and the methods used. The assessment methods devised by the project team required five main sets of data: soils, climate, slope angle, vegetation cover and irrigation. Overlay and analysis of these data sets was carried out using GIS procedures, in accordance with the appropriate assessment methods devised by the project team. This report summarises these results and presents examples of the output obtained. It considers the limitations of the data and methods used, lays down guidelines for the use and interpretation of the results, and outlines the need for further development and research. It also reviews some of the potential applications of both the raw data and the aggregated results for policy purposes. In particular, it emphasises the opportunity to combine these results with data from other CORINE projects and other sources, as a means of identifying potential pressures on and problems of land resources in southern areas of the Community, and as a basis for evaluating the effects of Community policies.

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Authors: BRIGGS D, Huddersfield Polytechnic, Queensgate (GB);GIORDANO A, Aquater Spa/Università di Torino (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13233 EN (1992) 97 pp., FS, ECU 10
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2545-1
Record Number: 199310391 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en