Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6059–6086, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6059-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6059–6086, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6059-2018

Review article 27 Nov 2018

Review article | 27 Nov 2018

A review of the (Revised) Universal Soil Loss Equation ((R)USLE): with a view to increasing its global applicability and improving soil loss estimates

Rubianca Benavidez et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Jun 2018) by Uwe Ehret
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (05 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Sep 2018) by Uwe Ehret
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Oct 2018) by Uwe Ehret
AR by Rubianca Benavidez on behalf of the Authors (28 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Oct 2018) by Uwe Ehret
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Short summary
Soil erosion is a global problem and models identify vulnerable areas for management. One such model is the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation. We review its different sub-factors and compile studies and equations that modified it for local conditions. The limitations of RUSLE include its data requirements and exclusion of gullying and landslides. Future directions include accounting for these erosion types. This paper serves as a reference for others working with RUSLE and related approaches.