(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

The effects of rainfall regimes and land use changes on runoff and soil loss in a small mountainous watershed

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FANG N.-F. (1 2) ; SHI Z.-H. (1 2 3) ; LI L. (4) ; GUO Z.-L. (3) ; LIU Q.-J. (3) ; AI L. (3) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on Loess Plateau, Northwest Univ. Shaanxi, Yangling, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Science and Ministry of Water Resources, Shaanxi, Yangling, CHINE
(3) College of Resources and Environment, Huazhong Agricultural Univ., Wuhan, CHINE
(4) Hubei Water Resources Research Inst., Hubei Province, CHINE


This paper analyzes runoff and soil loss in relation to the rainfall regimes and land use changes in a small mountainous watershed in the Three Gorges Area (TGA) of China. Based on 10 years of rainfall measurements and K-means clustering, 152 rainfall events were classified into 3 rainfall regimes. The mean statistical features of different rainfall regimes display a marked difference. Each rainfall regime results in differing levels of runoff and erosion. The study was conducted in the Wangjiaqiao watershed, in Zigui County of Hubei Province, where a shift from paddy fields and cropland to forest and orchards is the most important land use change between the years 1995 and 2004. These land use changes caused significant decreasing trends in runoff and sediment load


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 99 [pp. 1-8]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2012.07.004

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2013
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 26846776 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo