(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

The relationship between pedogenic and geomorphic processes in mountainous tropical forested area in Sierra Madre del Sur, Mexico


The AA. studied 2 soil toposequences (one on a convex, and the other on a concave slope with a gradient 40-60%) at the coffee-growing farm La Cabaña, situated in the mountains of the Sierra Madre del Sur. Mature (Alfisols) as well as moderately developed (Luvic Phaerozems) and underdeveloped soils (Fluvic and Skeletic Phaerozems) were detected in the study area. The peculiarity of the slopes and spatial distribution of soils in the studied toposequences were ascribed to intensive linear erosion (due to tectonic uplift), seismically induced landslides, and K-cycles of laminar erosion. The diversity of sediments leads to considerable variation in soil texture


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 62, no1 [pp. 14-44]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2006.
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 17360620 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo