(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

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Soil erosion processes and sediment fluxes in a Mediterranean marl landscape, Campiña de Cádiz, SW Spain

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Marl landscapes, especially in the Mediterranean, show evident traces of high present-day and past soil erosion rates. To analyse the intensity of this mass transfer a study was conducted focussing on late Holocene sediments correlative to modern-time soil erosion in the marl landscape of SW Spain. Based on field observations and sediment analysis several landscape positions within a medium-scale catchment were explored. Depending on landscape constellation, the sediment characteristics reflect the influence of past processes at this position, referring to either hillslope processes or alluvial processes or an interchange of them. For a temporal context a method to trace young sediments by analysing nutrients originating from modern-time application of mineral fertiliser was applied. Results show high rates of sedimentation for this period in several profiles. By identifying the predominant geomorphic components and processes in the study area a conceptual model of the studied system was developed


Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 53, no2 [pp. 247-265]

Bibliographic references : 2,5 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 1 tabl., 2 phot.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2009/0053-0247

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