(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Suitability of S factor algorithms for soil loss estimation at gently sloped landscapes

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LIU H. (1 2) ; FOHRER N. (1) ; HÖRMANN G. (1) ; KIESEL J. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Hydrology and Water Resource Management, Ecology Center, Univ., Kiel, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Changijiang River Scientific Research Inst., Wuhan, CHINE


The reliability and the estimation technique of the S factor limit the use of the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) at a regional scale. The accuracy of the S factor principally depends on the digital elevation model (DEM) accuracy and the precision of algorithms. The AA. selected a rectangular site in northeastern Germany as a case study to explore the effects of algorithm, horizontal resolution and vertical precision of DEM as well as terrain on the S factor. Results and discussion


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 77, no3 [pp. 248-255]

Bibliographic references : 0,5 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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