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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Land use in selected erosion-risk areas of Tertiary low hills in Slovenia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SODNIK J. ; MIKOŠ M. ;

Abstract

In the article we determine the potential erosion risk of sites with respect to surface morphology and how it is related to the distribution of individual types of land use. We investigated the relationship between relief factors affecting erosion risk (elevation, slope, and aspect of the surface) and types of land use (arable land, vineyards, orchards, grassland, woodland, and built-up and other areas) in six 24km2 sectors in Tertiary low hill areas in Slovenia : Koprska brda, Brkini, Goriška brda, Haloze, Slovenske gorice and Goriško. The areas selected are of particular interest due to the prevalence of rock substrates which are susceptible to erosion. The potential erosion risk was determined by the stream power index. In the Haloze sector, land use was most closely correlated with the aspect of the surface, in Slovenske gorice sector with the surface height, and in the remaining sectors with the potential erosion risk. - (IKR)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Acta geographica Slovenica / ISSN 1581-6613

Editor : SLOVENIE

Millesime : 2006, vol. 46, no1 [pp. 57-91]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Réseau PRODIG - Paris

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