(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

An overview of soil loss tolerance

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LI L. (1 3) ; DU S. (1 2) ; WU L. (4) ; LIU G. (2) ;
(1) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS and Ministry of Water Resources, Chengdu, CHINE
(3) Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(4) Dep. of Environmental Sciences, Univ. California, Riverside, ETATS-UNIS


As the criterion for judging whether a soil has potential risks of erosion, productivity loss and whether a river has downstream over-sedimentation as well as the ultimate criterion for erosion control for the preservation of soil productivity and environmental security in the long term, the level of soil tolerance (T value) must be determined in a scientific manner. This overview summarized the development of T value. The factors influencing T value were then discussed, and the calculation methods for T value were also presented and evaluated. Two key issues, which can prevent the damage by soil erosion, i.e. tolerance for agrochemicals and self-restoration capacity of ecological environments should be addressed in the near future


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 78, no2 [pp. 93-99]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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