(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Modelling soil erosion with a downscaled landscape evolution model

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

COULTHARD T.J. (1) ; HANCOCK G.R. (2) ; LOWRY J.B.C. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Hull, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Univ. of Newcastle, Callaghan, AUSTRALIE
(3) Supervising Scientist Div., Dept. of Sustainability, Water, Population and Communities, Darwin, AUSTRALIE


This paper applies a landscape evolution model (LEM) for the first time at time and space scales where soil erosion models have largely been used. It tests the ability of the LEM (the CAESAR model) to predict soil erosion on a 30 m experimental plot on a trial rehabilitated landform in the Northern Territory, Australia. It then continues to discuss the synergies and differences between soil erosion and LEMs. The results demonstrate that once calibrated for the site hydrology, predicted suspended sediment and bedload yields from CAESAR show a close correspondence in both volume and timing of field measured data. The model also predicts, at decadal scales, sediment loads close to that of field measured data. Findings indicate that the small-scale drainage network that forms within these erosion plots is an important control on the timing and magnitude of sediment delivery


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no10 [pp. 1046-1055]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 12 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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