(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

An empirical investigation of gully widening rates in upland concentrated flows

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WELLS R.R. (1) ; MOMM H.G. (2) ; RIGBY J.R. (1) ; BENNETT S.J. (3) ; BINGNER R.L. (1) ; DABNEY S.M. (1) ;
(1) USDA-ARS National Sedimentation Lab., MS, Oxford, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Middle Tennessee State Univ., Dept. Geosciences, Murfreesboro, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Buffalo, ETATS-UNIS


Experiments were conducted to examine gully expansion (widening) as a function of channel slope and overland flow discharge. Packed soil beds were subjected to simulated rainstorms followed by clear-water overland flow. As bed slope and discharge increased, channel widening increased. An empirical equation, based upon measured channel width from constant discharge experiments, was developed in terms of slope and discharge. By further quantifying key aspects of gully erosion processes, results from this experimental campaign will significantly improve soil erosion prediction technology for use in agricultural regions


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 101 [pp. 114-121]

Bibliographic references : 30 ref.

Collation : 11 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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