(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Characterization of rainfall generated by dripper-type rainfall simulator using piezoelectric transducers and its impact on splash soil erosion

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ABD ELBASIT M.A.M. (1 2) ; YASUDA H. (2) ; SALMI A. (3) ; ANYOJI H. (2) ;
(1) The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Univ., Tottori, JAPON
(2) Arid Land Research Center, Univ., Tottori, JAPON
(3) Vaisala Oyj, Helsinki, FINLANDE


In this paper, the effect of rainfall characteristics produced by a dripper-type rainfall simulator on splash soil erosion (Ds) has been investigated. The simulated rainfall kinetic energy (KE) and drop size distribution (DSD) were measured using piezoelectric transducers. The soil splash was evaluated under various simulated rainfall intensities using the splash-cup method. The simulated rainfall intensity (I) and kinetic energy relationship (I–KE) was found to be different from natural rainfall. The simulated rainfall intensity and splash soil erosion relationship (I–Ds) also followed this same trend. Results and discussion. Accordingly, to improve the soil splash estimation of simulated rainfall under various rainfall intensities the I–KE characterization relationship for rainfall simulators has to be taken into account


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no4 [pp. 466-475]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.

Collation : 10 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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