Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Solid Earth, 6, 1025–1035, 2015
Solid Earth, 6, 1025–1035, 2015

Research article 28 Aug 2015

Research article | 28 Aug 2015

Socioeconomic modifications of the universal soil loss equation

A. Erol et al.

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Short summary
In addition to physical factors, socioeconomic factors have crucial effects on soil erosion, although the joint study of physical and socioeconomic factors has been limited to date. To address this, the present study aimed to determine the effect of socioeconomic factors on soil loss and, in turn, to modify the universal soil loss equation (USLE).