(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Soil detachment caused by divided rain power from raindrop parts splashed downward on a sloping surface

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Univ. of Life Sciences, Lublin, POLOGNE


In modelling interrill erosion caused by raindrops splashed on the soil surface, the parameters most frequently considered are the kinetic energy of the raindrops, the rain power and the rainfall intensity. This paper presents arguments supporting the inclusion among these parameters of that part of the raindrops' kinetic energy that is expended to splash the soil downslope and introduces a theoretical mathematical equation for a dimensionless function of the kinetic energy distribution fd. This study supports the division of raindrops into their upper and lower parts. The results demonstrated the benefit of using the dimensionless function of the kinetic energy distribution fd in empirical models of interrill erosion caused by raindrops


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 105 [pp. 52-61]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Collation : 10 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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