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Soil erosion and rainfall erosivity research

Summary of research

Soil erosion and erosivity is expected to increase in the near and far future because of climate change. Changes in erosion can have significant impacts on natural environments, agricultural land and water quality. These reports and data were published by the NSW Government in 2015, and can help analysts and decision makers to understand how soil erosion and erosivity are affected by climate change, and make better informed planning and management decisions.

Reports and guides

Soil Erosion Climate Change Impact Snapshot

An overview of climate change impacts on soil erosion in NSW in the near future and far future.

Cover of Soil Erosion climate change impacts Snapshot

Maps, datasets and technical notes

download  Climate Change Impacts on Rainfall Erosivity and Hillslope Erosion in New South Wales (PDF 5.5MB) - A study to model and assess the impacts of climate change on rainfall erosivity and hillslope erosion risk in south east Australia based on NARCliM projections.

download  NSW Rainfall Erosivity maps all epochs (ZIP 9.4MB) - Maps of NSW showing modelled average rainfall erosivity (annual and seasonal) for the near future and far future.

download  NSW Rainfall Erosivity map data all epochs (ZIP 54.1MB) - A series of ASC files containing modelled average rainfall erosivity (annual and seasonal) for the near future and far future.

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