(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Effects of rainfall intensity, underlying surface and slope gradient on soil infiltration under simulated rainfall experiments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HUANG J. (1 2 3) ; WU P. (4) ; ZHAO X. (1 2 3) ;
(1) College of Water Resources and Architecture Engineering, Northwest A&F Univ., Yangling, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Water Saving Agriculture in Arid Regions of China, Northwest A & F Univ., Yangling, CHINE
(3) National Engineering Research Center for Water Saving Irrigation, Yangling, CHINE
(4) Inst. of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Science and Ministry of Water Resources, Shaanxi, Yangling, CHINE


This paper describes a study in which simulated rainfall events, conduced at the field monitoring station in Linghou, Yangling District, Shaanxi, were used to study the effects of various factors (vegetation cover, rainfall intensity, and slope angle) on the soil moisture increase after rainfall and the infiltration recharge coefficient (IRC). Soils hosting 3 different plants (purple medic, PM; spring wheat, SW; and ryegrass, RS) were considered, along with bare soil (BL). These soil surfaces were tested with 4 different slopes and subjected to 5 different rainfall intensities. It is showed that : Vegetation cover yields a greater soil moisture increase than do bare land; Water storage initially grows and then reduces as the rain intensity rise; Water storage increase firstly rises but then falls as the slope grew from 8.8 to 36.4%; IRC rise with growing coverage and falling rain intensity, angle, initial moisture


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 104 [pp. 93-102]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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