(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Infiltration characteristics of volcanic sloping soils on Mt. Elgon, Eastern Uganda

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BAMUTAZE Y. (1) ; TENYWA M.M. (2) ; MAJALIWA M.J.G. (3) ; VANACKER V. (4) ; BAGOORA F. (5) ; MAGUNDA M. (6) ; OBANDO J. (7) ; WASIGE J.E. (8) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Makerere Univ., Kampala, OUGANDA
(2) Makerere Univ., Agricultural Research Inst. Kabanyolo, MUARIK, Kampala, OUGANDA
(3) Makerere Univ., Inst. of Environmental and Natural Resources, MUIENR, Kampala, OUGANDA
(4) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIQUE
(5) National Environment Management Authority, NEMA, Kampala, OUGANDA
(6) Kawanda Agricultural Research Inst., KARI, Kampala, OUGANDA
(7) Dep. of Geography, Kenyatta Univ., Nairobi, KENYA
(8) International Inst. for Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation, ITC, Enschede, PAYS-BAS


In this paper, the AA present results on spatial variation in infiltration in croplands on the volcanic soils of Mt. Elgon. Infiltration tests were carried out with a double ring infiltrometer and 3 measurements were taken at the upper, middle and lower sections of each experimental site. In addition soil information was collected on each experimental site. Based on the results, the AA. examine the spatial variability of infiltration, the relationship of infiltration to landscape position, and the influence of soil composition on infiltration rates on the slopes. The factors affecting spatial variability of soil infiltration were analysed using correlation and regression techniques. Steady state infiltration rates generally increased with the slope gradient and were crop type independent


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 80, no2 [pp. 122-130]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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