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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The role of soil surface conditions in regulating runoff and erosion processes on a metamorphic hillslope (Southern Spain) : soil surface conditions, runoff and erosion in Southern Spain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RUIZ SINOGA J.D. (1) ; ROMERO DIAZ A. (2) ; FERRE BUENO E. (1) ; MARTÍNEZ MURILLO J.F. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Málaga, ESPAGNE
(2) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Murcia, ESPAGNE

Abstract

The AA. present the results of an analysis into the role of soil surface conditions in the regulation of soil hydrology and erosive processes at one hillslope under dry Mediterranean climatic conditions. It is showed the existence of a complex eco-geomorphological system composed of a multitude of vegetation patches distributed at random on the hillslope, and where the presence of different surface conditions on the soil can have a sizeable influence on hydrological and erosive behavior. From the hydrological point of view, the runoff generation mechanisms follow a seasonal pattern depending on the moisture of the soil with a different spatial condition, with frequent hydrological disconnections between parts of the hillslope. Soil surface rock fragments, the layout of tussocks intra-hillslope and previous soil moisture as dynamic control factors in the hydrological and erosive processes are all important

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 80, no2 [pp. 131-139]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 5 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2009.09.007

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