Erosion Rates Near Rome, Italy

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Science  28 Jun 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3835, pp. 1444-1446
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3835.1444


Before man's intensive use of the land the rates of erosion near Rome, Italy, were approximately 2 to 3 centimeters per thousand years. With intensive occupation by man the rates have increased by an order of magnitude.

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