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Document title

Soil and water losses from new citrus orchards growing on sloped soils in the western Mediterranean basin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CERDÀ A. (1) ; GIMÉNEZ MORERA A. (2) ; BODÍ M.B. (1 3 4) ;
(1) Dep. de Geografia, Univ., Valencia, ESPAGNE
(2) Dep. de Economía y Ciencias Sociales, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Alicante, ESPAGNE
(3) GEA-Grupo de Edafología Ambiental, Dep. de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente, Univ. Miguel Hernández, Elche, ESPAGNE
(4) School of the Environment and Society, Univ., Swansea, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

Ten representative research sites were selected in eastern Spain to assess soil erosion rates and processes in new citrus orchards on sloping soils. The experimental plots were located at representatives sites on limestone. Ten rainfall simulation were carried out at each of the 10 selected study sites to determine the interill soil erosion and runoff rates. The soil erosion rates are among the highest measured in the western Mediterranean basin. The positive relationship between runoff discharge and sediment concentration shows that the sediment availability is very high. These results are neither tolerable nor sustainable

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no13 [pp. 1822-1830]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 5 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1889

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