(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Evaluation of magnetic iron oxides as sediment tracers in water erosion experiments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GUZMÁN G. (1) ; BARRÓN V. (2) ; GÓMEZ J.A. (1) ;
(1) Inst. de Agricultura Sostenible, CSIC, Córdoba, ESPAGNE
(2) Dpto. de Ciencias y Recursos Agrícolas, Univ., Córdoba, ESPAGNE


Water erosion is one of the major concerns with regard to sustainability of agricultural systems in Mediterranean countries (e.g. olive farming areas in Southern Spain). In this work, the AA. evaluated the potential of magnetic iron oxide (Fe3O4) as a soil tracer. Particle size distribution of the magnetic iron oxide, mobility under drainage conditions and the effect of the aggregate size distribution in blank and tagged soils were studied. The use of magnetic iron oxide to estimate soil losses at small-scale was also examined using a portable rainfall simulator and measuring magnetic susceptibility before and after each simulated rainfall. Results and discussion


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 82, no2 [pp. 126-133]

Bibliographic references : 31 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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