Soil Erosion in India

Published Research

  1. Rainfall Erosivity over India | Download Indian Rainfall Erosivity Dataset (IRED) | Publication (CATENA) | Lead: Ravi Raj ( IITD)

Mapping rainfall erosivity over India using multiple precipitation datasets

  • This is the first national-scale assessment of rainfall erosivity over India using multiple gridded precipitation datasets
  • R-factor map for India using high resolution gridded precipitation data, highlighting the rainfall-erosivity-prone areas and analyzing the sensitivity of the method chosen to estimate rainfall erosivity over India.
  • Four power law equations (R = α*MFI^β) were also recommended to estimate rainfall erosivity with the help of MFI in the absence of highresolution precipitation datasets.