(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Assessing and modelling changes in rainfall erosivity at different climate scales

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DIODATO N. (1 2) ; BELLOCCHI G. (2) ;
(1) Technologies Interdepartmental Centre for Environmental Diagnostic and Sustainable Development (TEDASS), Univ., Sannio, ITALIE
(2) Monte Pino Met Research Observatory, GTOS/TEMS Network, Benevento, ITALIE


Through a composite analysis of long-term climatic controls on rain erosivity in the Calore River Basin (northern Campania, southern Italy) for the period 1869-2006, and based on a parsimonious interpretation of rainstorm processes, a model(comparable with the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation) was adapted to generate erosivity values on different time-aggregation scales (yearly and seasonal). The evolution of the generated series of cumulated and extreme erosivity events was assessed by 2 return period quantiles. The results indicate that soil erosion risk tends to rise as a consequence of an escalation of the climate erosive hazard, predominantly between April and November (associated with cultivation and tillage practices)


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, no7 [pp. 969-980]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 12 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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