(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Use of soil profile truncation to estimate influence of accelerated erosion on soil cover transformation in young morainic landscapes, North-Eastern Poland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Soil Science and Landscape Management, Fac of Earth Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ., Torun, POLOGNE


This paper elucidates the influence of accelerated soil erosion on soil cover in young morainic landscapes of North-Eastern Poland (Brodnica Lake District). Detailed pedological investigation were carried out within two study sites (forest and agricultural). A comparison of fully developed forest reference soil pedons with arable soil has been made. Five classes of soil truncation have been distinguished. According to the identified degrees of truncation, maps of soil cover transformation, caused by accelerated erosion, were generated and overlapped on Digital Elevation Models (DEMs). Anthropogenic character of soil erosion is proved. The average values of soil truncation is about 40-50 cm. The effect of intensive slope processes is widespread occurrence of thick (up to 3 m) colluvial deposits


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 116 [pp. 173-184]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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