(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Concentration flow erosion rates reduced through biological geotextiles

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SMETS T. (1) ; POESEN J. (1) ; LANGHANS C. (1) ; KNAPEN A. (1) ; FULLEN M.A. (2) ;
(1) Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(2) School of applied Sciences, Univ., Wolverhampton, ROYAUME-UNI


In this study, the effectiveness of 3 biological geotextiles in reducing soil losses during concentrated flow is investigated. Runoff was simulated in a concentrated flow flume, filled with an erodible sandy loam on 3 slope gradients. Treatments included 3 biological geotextiles (borassus, buriti and bamboo) and one bare soil surface. The highest resistance against soil detachment was observed for the borassus covered soil surfaces. Overall, biological geotextiles are less effective in controlling concentrated flow erosion compared with interrill erosion


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no4 [pp. 493-502]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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