(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Assessment of soil erodibility in Taleghan drainage basin, Iran, using multivariate statistics

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NOSRATI K. (1) ; FEIZNIA S. (2) ; VAN DEN EECKHAUT M. (3 4) ; DUIKER S.W. (5) ;
(1) Dep. of Physical Geography, Fac. of Earth Sciences, Shahid Beheshti Univ., Tehran, IRAN, REPUBLIQUE ISLAMIQUE D'
(2) Dep. of Reclamation of Arid and Montainous Regions, Fac. of Natural Resources, Univ. of Tehran, Karaj, IRAN, REPUBLIQUE ISLAMIQUE D'
(3) Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(4) Inst. for Environmental and Sustainability , Joint Research Centre (JRC) - European Commission, Ispra, ITALIE
(5) Dep. of Crop and Soil Sciences, State Univ., Pennsylvania, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. use geological mapping and cluster, principal component, and factor analysis to group soils in the Taleghan Drainage Basin in Iran and subsequently determine their erodibility. Physical and chemical properties that might impact soil erodibility were used to create a matrix of soil properties and parent material. Application of cluster analysis and factor analysis to the data allowed identification of 3 geological (parent material) clusters. To investigate the mutual effect of land use and parent material on soil erodibility, a soil erodibility factor was obtained for 3 land use types in each cluster: rangeland, cropland (irrigated), and dry-land farming (nonirrigated). The study suggests that geological and land use maps provide a useful framework for assessing soil erodibility


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 32, no1 [pp. 78-96]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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