ASSESSMENT AND MAPPING OF RAINFALL EROSIVITY INDEX (R) FOR MAJHA REGION, PUNJAB IS A STATE IN NORTHERN, INDIA

International Journal of Students' Research in Technology & Management

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Title ASSESSMENT AND MAPPING OF RAINFALL EROSIVITY INDEX (R) FOR MAJHA REGION, PUNJAB IS A STATE IN NORTHERN, INDIA
 
Creator Kumar, Prashant
 
Subject Soil Erosion
Rainfall
Erosivity Index
Rainfall Intensity
RUSLE
Punjab
Soil Erosion
 
Description Purpose: This study gives a critical assessment of the rainfall erosivity factor (R) for selected sites in the Majha region, representing different locations use of mean monthly rainfall data. 
Methodology: By applying empirical methods, the rainfall intensity for all the locations were obtained and was further determined at three different intervals of 30-minutes, 45-minutes and 60-minutes, respectively. The rainfall erosivity factor (R) was calculated by the revised universal soil loss equation (RUSLE).
Main Findings: Using RUSLE, the rainfall erosivity factor (R) for each of the locations was measured as follows; EI = 3878.49 (MJmmha-1hr-1), EI = 4013.71 (MJmmha-1hr-1), EI = 4302.24 (MJmmha-1hr-1) for Majha region of Amritsar, Tarntaran and Pathankot respectively. A close observation of the data obtained revealed that as rainfall intensity increased with the duration, the rainfall erosivity index reduced or decreased.
Implications of study: Nevertheless, it is expected that if proper cover crop and management practices are applied despite the region, the study area falls within, rainfall erosivity can be cushioned, thus reducing further erosion tendencies and enhancing food production chances from productive lands within the area.
The novelty of study: The rainfall erosivity factor (R) was calculated by the revised universal soil loss equation (RUSLE).
 
Publisher GIAP Journals
 
Date 2021-08-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://giapjournals.com/ijsrtm/article/view/ijsrtm.2021.932
10.18510/ijsrtm.2021.932
 
Source International Journal of Students' Research in Technology & Management; Vol. 9 No. 3 (2021); 15-23
2321-2543
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://giapjournals.com/ijsrtm/article/view/ijsrtm.2021.932/3639
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Prashant Kumar
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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