(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Topography-controlled soil water content and the coexistence of forest and steppe in Northern China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LIU H. (1 2) ; HE S. (2) ; ANENKHONOV O.A. (3) ; HU G. (2) ; SANDANOV D.V. (3) ; BADMAEVA N.K. (3) ;
(1) Lab. for Earth Surface Processes Dep. of Geography, Peking Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(2) College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(3) Inst. of General and Experimental Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Ulan-Ude, RUSSIE, FEDERATION DE


In this paper, the AA. report results from a model developed to calculate evaporation changes and predict forest distribution in terms of slope inclination and aspect. Field records of forest distribution and soil moisture variability under different topographical situation were employed to test the model simulation. The AA. explain how topography controls soil water supply and, subsequently, the vegetation patterns, using a case study in southeastern Inner Mongolia


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 33, no6 [pp. 561-573]

Bibliographic references : 26 ref.

Collation : 5 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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