(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Soil erosion and hydrology of the western Mediterranean badlands throughout rainfall simulation experiments : A review

published at : Updating badlands research

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Málaga, ESPAGNE
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Zaragoza, ESPAGNE
(3) Pyrenean Inst. of Ecology (CSIC), Zaragoza, ESPAGNE
(4) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Valencia, ESPAGNE
(5) Div. of Geography, Dep. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, K.U., Leuven, BELGIQUE


Rainfall simulation experiments are widely used in geomorphological research in badland areas. This technique contributed significantly to our understanding of badland geomorphology in the Mediterranean belt. This study confirmed that rainfall simulations are well suited to 1) analyse runoff-infiltration processes and sediment detachment within badlands, and 2) to establish the factors determining the hydrological and erosion response at interrill scale in badland areas. Rainfall simulations increase our understanding of the temporal and spatial variability of the soil erosion processes. However, rainfall simulation provides mostly qualitative rather than quantitative information. Moreover, this method allows the comparison amongst different environments and soil conditions as the rainfall properties can be reproduced


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 106 [pp. 101-112]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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