(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Stages in gully evolution and self-organized criticality

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In this paper the A. tries to find quantitative similarities between the characteristics of an open system in the self-organized criticality (SOC) state and an active gully, and to find whether SOC criteria can show a transition from activity into stability. Three scenarios were used : gully evolution is controlled by initial topography and texture, when the discharge and base level are constant; discharge is constant and the base level lowers over time; the base level is constant and the discharge changes naturally. The results of numerical simulations of gully evolution are consistent with the expectations of the SOC theory


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2006, vol. 31, no11 [pp. 1329-1344]

Bibliographic references : 21 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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