(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Accelerated sediment fluxes by water and tillage erosion on European agricultural land

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VAN OOST K. (1) ; CERDAN O (3) ; QUINE T.A. (2) ;
(1) Dep. de Géographie, Univ. catholique, Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIQUE
(2) Dep. de Géographie, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI


Previous field scale simulations of tillage erosion severity have relied on use of high resolution topographic data to derive the measures of slope curvature needed to estimate tillage erosion rates. Here the AA. present a method to derive the required measures of slope curvature from low resolution, but large scale, databases and use high resolution topographical datasets for several study areas in the UK to evaluate the reliability of the approach. On the basis of a tillage model and land-use databases, they estimate the mean gross tillage erosion rates for the part of Europe covered by the CORINE database. It is showed that tillage erosion must be accounted for in regional assessments of sediment fluxes and in analyses that employ these in the analysis of land management strategies and biogeochemical cycles


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, no12 [pp. 1625-1634]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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