(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Field measurement of infiltration rate using an oscillating nozzle rainfall simulator in the cold, semiarid grassland of Mongolia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KATO H. (1) ; ONDA Y. (1) ; TANAKA Y. (2) ; ASANO M. (1) ;
(1) Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPON
(2) Dep. of Geography, Kyung Hee Univ., Seoul, COREE, REPUBLIQUE DE


Recent intensive grazing in Mongolia may be significantly reducing the infiltration rate of rangeland. This study measured infiltration rates using simulated rainfall with high raindrop impact for small plots established on steppe grassland, desert grassland, and shrubland sites in Mongolia. The response of the infiltration rate to short-term livestock removal was also investigated. The results suggest that the high infiltration rate on the ungrazed plot was maintained mainly by the recovery of surface vegetation cover after the short-term livestock removal; this may indicate a potential mechanism of recovery from desertification processes for Mongolian rangeland


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 76, no3 [pp. 173-181]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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