(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

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Quantifying the effect of a freeze-thaw cycle on soil erosion : laboratory experiments

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The AA. quantitatively test the hypothesis that soil freeze-thaw (FT) processes significantly increase the potential for upland hillslope erosion during run-off events that follow thaw. They selected a highly frost-susceptible silt to obtain an upper bound on FT effects, and completed 3 series of 6 experiments each to quantify differences in soil erosion and rill development in a bare soil following a single FT cycle. As both FT and C results were highly sensitive to initial conditions, minimum differences in soil weight, bulk density and soil moisture through each series of experiments were required to achieve consistent results, indicating that rill erosion may be chaotic


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2005, vol. 30, no10 [pp. 1305-1326]

Bibliographic references : 26 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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