(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Sheep and goat erosion – experimental geomorphology as an approach for the quantification of underestimated processes

published at : Past to present Quaternary landform change : natural and anthropogenic drivers

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RIES J.B. (1) ; ANDRES K. (1) ; WIRTZ S. (1) ; TUMBRINK S. (1) ; WILMS T. (1) ; PETER K.D. (1) ; BURCZYK M. (1) ; BUTZEN V. (1) ; SEEGER M. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Physical geography, FB VI - Geography/Geosciences, Trier Univ., Campus II, Trier, ALLEMAGNE


In this study, the process dynamics of material disaggregation and translocation directly caused by trampling animals was quantified by means of experimental methods on test plots. Gerlach troughs were installed in order to quantify material mobilization in different directions. The slope angle and the running speed of the animals were varied. Additionally, the amount of material that was loosened by the hooves of the goats was measured. The translocation rates were surprisingly high and slope angles as well as running speed turned out to be important influencing factors. While rock movement occurred in all directions, most often the rock fragments were kicked forward downslope. Net mean downslope translocation rates varied between 1.5 cm and 6.6 cm corresponding with slope and the total number of rock fragments moved


Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no 3 [pp. 23-45]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.




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