Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Research article
20 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2018

Soil erodibility and its influencing factors on the Loess Plateau of China: a case study in the Ansai watershed

Wenwu Zhao, Hui Wei, Lizhi Jia, Stefani Daryanto, Xiao Zhang, and Yanxu Liu


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AR by Wenwu Zhao on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Sep 2018) by Paulo Pereira
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Sep 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish as is (23 Nov 2018) by Paulo Pereira
ED: Publish as is (23 Nov 2018) by Elias Samankassou(Executive Editor)
AR by Wenwu Zhao on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2018)  Author's response
Short summary
Soil erodibility (K) is one of the key factors of soil erosion. Selecting the optimal estimation method of soil erodibility is critical to estimate the amount of soil erosion, and provide the base for sustainable land management. This research took the Loess Plateau of China as a case study, estimated soil erodibility factor with different methods, selected the best texture-based method to estimate K, and aimed to understand the indirect environmental factors of soil erodibility.