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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Effects of aeolian processes on water infiltration in sandy Sahelian rangeland in Burkina Faso

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RIBOLZI O. ; HERMIDA M. ; KARAMBIRI H. ; DELHOUME J.P. ; THIOMBIANO L. ;

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide a better understanding of water infiltration and percolation through microdune soils. The AA. focus on the influence of soil surface and subsurface characteristics on the spatial variability of infiltration. At the microdune scale, the important penetration depths coincided with bare windward surfaces with steep slopes. This unexpected result seems to be due to the combined effect of wind deflation and splash erosion, which would hamper the development of impervious crusts. These results could have significant impacts for better understanding of rangeland sandy soil in semi-arid areas

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2006, vol. 67, no3 [pp. 145-154]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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