(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Rill development and soil erosion : a laboratory study of slope and rainfall intensity

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BERGER C. (1 2) ; SCHULZE M. (3) ; RIEKE-ZAPP D. (3) ; SCHLUNEGGER F. (3) ;
(1) Swiss Federal Research Inst. WSL, Birmensdorf, SUISSE
(2) Inst. of Geography, Univ., Bern, SUISSE
(3) Inst. of Geological Sciences, Univ., Bern, SUISSE


Rainfall simulation experiments were performed to study how rill networks initiate and evolve over time under controlled conditions with regard to the treatment variables considered, and to allow for input in a computer simulation model. The soil used was a basal till derived Cambisol typical for the Swiss Plateau. While significant differences were found for sediment yield, runoff did not vary significantly with treatment combinations. Increasing rainfall intensity had a larger effect on sediment yield than increasing slope. Rill density and energy expenditure decreased with time, suggesting that energy expenditure was a useful parameter to describe the emergence of rill network at the laboratory scale


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, no12 [pp. 1456-1467]

Bibliographic references : 58 ref.

Collation : 11 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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