Data for: A global erosivity index to represent sevgroduction potential of different rock types

Published: 11 November 2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/y8g64m2v52.1
Nils Moosdorf, Sagy Cohen, Christoph von Hagke


A gridded representation of the global erodibility index described in the linked paper. This erodibility index is the first estimate of sediment production potential of different rock types at given environmental conditions aimed at regional to global scale application. The index is 1.0 for acid plutonic rocks, metamorphic rocks, and carbonate sedimentary rocks; medium erodibility: 1.1 for acid volcanic rocks; 1.2 for mixed sedimentary rocks; medium erodibility - 1.5 for basic plutonic rocks, siliciclastic rocks of all grain sizes; 1.4 for basic volcanic rocks; high erodibility – 3.2 for unconsolidated sediments. The gridding of 0.1 degrees to align with the gridding of the BQUART model.



Earth Sciences, Sedimentology, Geomorphology