(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1986)

Document title

Some limitations to the a/s index for predicting basin-wide patterns of soil water drainage in Erosion budgets and their hydrologic basis.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JONES J. A. A. ;


The ratio of area drained per unit contour length to hillslope gradient (a/s) has been proposed as an indicator of patterns of soil moisture storage, throughflow and saturation overland flow in a basin. The paper points out the fragility of the assumptions on which this index is based and concentrates on the particular problems caused by natural soil piping. The Maesnant experimental basin in West Wales is used to test the proposition


Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband

Editor :

Millesime : 1986, no60 [pp. 7-20]

Bibliographic references : 24 réf.



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