(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Erodibility of a soil drainage sequence in the loess uplands of Mississippi

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RHOTON F.E. (1) ; DUIKER S.W. (2) ;
(1) USDA-ARS National Sedimentation Lab., Oxford, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Pennsylvania State Univ., ETATS-UNIS


The aims of this paper were to determine how soil properties that affect erodibility vary between slope position and drainage class for a hydrosequence of soils developed in loess deposits of the lower Mississippi River Valley. Soil samples were collected from the A- and B-horizons of the 5 representative pedons in the Memphis catena whose drainage class varied from well-drained to poorly-drained. Soil erodibility was assessed by the use of an aggregation index computed from water dispersible clay relative to total clay contents. The results suggest that cementing agents responsible for soil aggregate stabilization are mobilized under conditions of relatively low redox potentials which increase soil erodibility


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2008, vol. 75, no2 [pp. 164-171]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 2 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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