Modeling Community Erosion from Climate Change
This application was developed by the Stone team enables community members and leaders to understand the impact climate change will have on soil erosion. It provides a basis for taking preventative action regarding infrastructure investments and soil conservation using high-resolution scientific data. We use historic and future precipitation data over 20-year time periods (1981-2000 and 2051-2070) from five state of the art climate models as inputs to an erosion model. The erosion model results provide information on changes in annual total erosion, seasonal variations, and soil losses due to extreme precipitation events, as well as insight into uncertainty in future climate conditions.