(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

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Surface tension and friction coefficients in shallow, laminar overland flows through organic litter

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This study investigates the contribution of surface tension forces to friction coefficients in shallow, laminar interrill flows. Friction coefficients in these flows are known to be increased greatly by organic litter and by stems. Fine litter provides extensive edges along wich surface tension menisci can be drawn up, and evaluating the significance of this in the frictional retardation of flow was the primary objective of the experiments reported here. The main strategy used here to identify the effects of surface tension is to reduce its value by chemical means and observe the effects on flow properties


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 27, no1 [pp. 45-58]

Bibliographic references : 16 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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