(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Assessment of soil erosion sensitivity and analysis of sensitivity factors in the Tongbai–Dabie mountainous area of China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG R. (1 2) ; LIU X. (1) ; HEATHMAN G.C. (3) ; YAO X. (4) ; HU X. (4) ; ZHANG G. (1) ;
(1) Forestry College of Shandong Agricultural Univ., Key Lab. of Soil erosion and Ecological Restoration, Taishan Forest Ecosystem Research Station, Taian, CHINE
(2) School of Geography, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(3) USDA-ARS-MWA, National Soil Erosion Research Lab., West Lafayette, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Soil and Water Conservation Div. of Huaihe River Commission of Water resources Ministry, Bengbu, CHINE


In this study, based on advanced remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies, the influences of precipitation, soil, topography and vegetation on soil erosion sensitivity are evaluated. An index system and the classification standard for soil erosion sensitivity assessment in the Tongbai–Dabie Mountainous area are established with soil erosion sensitivity being evaluated and analyzed in order to provide a scientific basis for controlling soil erosion and for making sound ecological engineering decisions. According to the regional conditions, sensitivity is classified into 5 levels : insensitive, mild, moderate, high and extreme. The distribution of erosion sensitivity for the region is analyzed and the various impacts are discussed. The distribution of soil erosion sensitivity levels was very consistent with the intensity of soil erosion


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 101 [pp. 92-98]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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