(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

A robust algorithm for estimating soil erodibility in different climates

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BORSELLI L. (1) ; TORRI D. (2) ; POESEN J. (3) ; IAQUINTA P. (4) ;
(1) Inst. de Geologia/Fac. De Ingenerìa, Univ. Autonoma, San Luis Potosì, MEXIQUE
(2) CNR-IRPI, Research Inst. for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Perugia, ITALIE
(3) Div. of Geography, Dep. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, K.U., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(4) CNR-IRPI, Research Inst. for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Rende di Cosenza, ITALIE


This paper presents a new technique for dealing with such a variability by calculating probability density functions of soil erodibility K values when the user knows a set of textural parameters and the climatic classification of the site. Finally the user has the possibility to decide, on the basis of local knowledge, which K value to use. The procedure has been implemented in a freeware software named KUERY available for the scientific community. Finally, as an illustration, the methodology is applied to the Esaro catchment in Calabria, south Italy


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 97 [pp. 85-94]

Bibliographic references : 22 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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