(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Effectiveness of geotextiles in reducing runoff and soil loss : a synthesis

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BHATTACHARYYA R. (1) ; SMETS T. (2) ; FULLEN M.A. (1) ; POESEN J. (2) ; BOOTH C.A. (3) ;
(1) School of applied Sciences, Univ., Wolverhampton, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(3) School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Univ., Wolverhampton, ROYAUME-UNI


The aim of this review is to analyse the effects of plot length (L) and other possible affecting factors [cover percentage (C, %), slope gradient (S), rainfall duration (D), rainfall intensity (I), sand, silt and clay contents, soil organic matter (SOM) content and geotextile type (natural or synthetic)] on the effectiveness of geotextiles in reducing soil and water loss, based on reported experimental data. From linear regressions, C (%) and soil sand, silt and clay contents are found to be the most important variables in reducing SLR (ratio of soil loss in bare plots to that in geotextile treated plots) for splash, C (%) for interrill and D (min) for rill and interrill erosion processes, respectively. Soil clay and silt contents and D are key variables in decreasing RR (ratio of runoff from bare plots to that from geotextile treated plots) for interrill, and clay content for rill and interrill erosion processes, respectively.


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 81, no3 [pp. 184-195]

Bibliographic references : 61 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 12 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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