(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

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Effect of slope on the growth and migration of headcuts in rills

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Experiments were conducted to examine soil erosion by headcut development and upstream migration in rills typical of upland areas. Soil material, simulated rain, overland flow discharge, and initial headcut height were held constant in each experiment, but initial slope of the bed varied from 1% to 10%. The slope of the sediment deposit downstream of the migrating headcut was 2.2% for all experiments, and suggests that flow discharge and not the initial slope of the bed controlled transport capacity and downstream adjustment of the bed


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 30, no3 [pp. 273-290]

Bibliographic references : 47 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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