(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Detachment and infiltration variations as consequence of regolith development in a Pyrenean badland system

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Pyrenean Inst. of Ecology (CSIC), Zaragoza, ESPAGNE


The Araguás experimental catchment has been monitored to study badland dynamics in the Central Pyrenees. Previous studies of weathering processes within the catchment reported strong regolith dynamics associated with seasonal variations in the temperature and moisture regimes. A preliminary analysis of hydrological response and suspended sediment transport data recorded at a gauging station also demonstrated seasonal trends. The main objective of this study is to understand the effect of regolith dynamics on sediment detachment and infiltration processes, based on field studies using simulated rainfall. The experiment design was based on seasonal differences in the physical conditions of surface regolith and the general trends of hydro-sedimentological responses. Rainfall simulations were conducted on small plots using a pressure nozzle. Results and discussion. In conclusion, it is indicated that seasonal differences in detachment and infiltration depend on the nature of regolith development


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, no6 [pp. 824-838]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1772

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