(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Gross erosion, net erosion and gross deposition of dust by wind: field data from 17 desert surfaces

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GOOSSENS D. (1 2) ; BUCK B. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geoscience, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE


Wind erosion measurements were carried out in Nellis Dunes Recreation Area, southern Nevada, USA. Gross erosion (the total mass of sediment effectively blown away from a surface), gross deposition (the total mass of sediment effectively depositing on a surface) and net erosion (the difference in sediment mass before and after an event) were measured for 1 year, on 17 different types of surfaces developed on loose dune sand, compacted sand, loose silt, compacted and/or aggregated silt, rock-covered sands and silts, mixtures of sand, silt and clay, exposed petrocalcic horizons, gravelly substrata and bedrock. Results showed that net erosion, which is the type of erosion measured in field and laboratory experiments, strongly differs from gross erosion. The study suggests that interactions exist between the type of surface and the susceptibility of particles to wind erosion


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no5 [pp. 610-623]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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