(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Climate effects on soil erodibility

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SANCHIS M.P.S. (1) ; TORRI D. (1) ; BORSELLI L. (1) ; POESEN J. (2) ;
(1) Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection, Firenze, ITALIE
(2) Physical and Regional Geography, K.Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE


Soil erodibility data, calculated using measured soil loss from standard runoff plots, collected over at least one year and applying the standard requirements for calculating the soil erodibility factor (K) of the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE), have been analysed to investigate whether climate affects the susceptibility of soils to water erosion. Using data collected in the USA and Italy an effect of mean monthly air temperature on Km could be identified. Data collected in Indonesia (where mean monthly air temperature remains fairly constant throughout the year) showed comparable variations of monthly soil erodibility


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no7 [pp. 1082-1097]

Bibliographic references : 39 ref.

Collation : 9 fig., 8 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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