Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation

"A model to estimate soil loss rates.

It has the form:

A = R . K . LS . C . P

where A is the annual soil loss due to erosion [t/ha year]; R the rainfall erosivity factor; K the soil erodibility factor; LS the topographic factor derived from slope length and slope gradient; C the cover and management factor; and P the erosion control practice factor." (Rowlands 2019)


Rowlands, L. 2019. “Erosion and Sediment Control - WSUD during the Construction Phase of Land Development.” In Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design, 163–76.