(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Quantitative assessment of effectiveness of soil conservation measures using a combination of Cs 137 radioactive tracer and conventional techniques

published at : Sediment sources and sediment delivery under environmental change. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Lab. Soil Erosion and Fluvial Processes, Fac. Geography, Moskva, RUSSIE, FEDERATION DE


The AA. used radioactive soil redistribution tracer 137Cs together with soil morphological characteristics and empirically-based modeling for quantitative assessment of long-term soil conservation effectiveness. Three pairs of arable slopes were selected, all located within the territory of the Novosil experimental station (the Orel Region, central European Russia). One slope in each pair undergone creation of artificial terraces with forest shelter belts located parallel to topography contour lines. Results and discussion. Net erosion rates obtained for slopes with forest belts should be regarded as overestimation. Nevertheless, it can be generally concluded that the multi-technical approach has allowed acquiring much more detailed information on temporal and spatial variability of soil redistribution rates than single method-based studies


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 79, no 3 [pp. 214-227]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



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