(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Short-term versus medium-term monitoring for detecting gully-erosion variability in a Mediterranean environment

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MARZOLFF I. (1) ; RIES J.B. (2) ; POESEN J. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Physical Geography, Goethe Univ., Frankfurt, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Dep. of Physical Geography, Univ., Trier, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Div. of Geography, Dep. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, K.U., Leuven, BELGIQUE


The AA. investigate how medium-term gully-development data differ from short-term data, and which factors influence their spatial and temporal variability at 9 selected actively retreating bank gullies situated in 4 Spanish basin landscapes. Results show a high variability of annual gully retreat rates both between gullies and between observation periods. The varying influences of land use and human activities on runoff production and connectivity play a dominant role in these study areas, both for short-term variability and medium-term difference in gully development. The study proves the value of capturing spatially continuous, high-resolution three-dimensional data using small-format aerial photography for detailed gully monitoring. Results confirm that short-term data are not representative of longer-term gully development and demonstrate the necessity for medium- to long-term monitoring


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, no12 [pp. 1604-1623]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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