(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Using sediment travel distance to estimate medium-term erosion rates : a 16-year record

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PARSONS A. J. (1) ; WAINWRIGHT J. (1) ; FUKUWARA T. (2) ; ONDA Y. (2) ;
(1) Sheffield Centre for International Drylands Research, Dept. of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Tsukuba, JAPON


Fine grained magnetite was introduced onto a semi-arid grassland hillslope in 1992, as part of a set of rainfall-simulation experiments. Using measurements of magnetic susceptibility, the median distance travelled by these magnetite grains during subsequent natural runoff events in the 16-year period up to 2008 was estimated. Coupling this estimate to direct measurements of sediment flux obtained during the rainfall-simulation experiments has enabled estimation of the erosion rate over this period. The result is an order of magnitude less than obtained from a study based on Cs 137 in a nearby catchment, and compatible with the longetivity of continents


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, no14 [pp. 1694-1700]

Bibliographic references : 27 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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