(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Effect of ground cover on splash and sheetwash erosion over a steep forested hillslope : a plot-scale study

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GHAHRAMANI A. (1) ; ISHIKAWA Y. (2) ; GOMI T. (3) ; SHIRAKI K. (4) ; MIYATA S. (5) ;
(1) United Graduate School of Agriculture, Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, JAPON
(2) Inst. of Symbiotic Science and Technology, Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, JAPON
(3) Dep. of International Environmental and Agriculture Science, Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, JAPON
(4) Graduate School of Agriculture, Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, JAPON
(5) Disaster Prevention Research Inst., Univ., Kyoto, JAPON


The contributions and relationships of erosion by splash and overland flow over a steep slope in a Japanese beech forest in plots with different percentages of ground cover were examined. Three erosion plots with average understory coverage of 1%, 45%, and 94% were installed. Sediment transported by rain splash and by overland flow was sampled separately. The sparse ground cover showed the largest variation of splash and sheetwash contribution in soil erosion. This variability was due to variation in ground cover and soil surface wetness condition which led to a variation of detachment and non-linear relationship of sheetwash splash


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 85, no1 [pp. 34-47]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 14 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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