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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1995)

Document title

A simulation study of the role of raindrop erosion in the formation of desert pavements

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WAINWRIGHT J. ; PARSONS A.J. ; ABRAHAMS A.D. ;

Abstract

A simple model of raindrop erosion, the combined effects of the detachment of sediment by raindrops and its transport by splash or by overland flow, is developed to examine the role of this process in the formation of desert pavements. Application of the model to soils in areas of existing pavement initially simulates the formation of pavements, but the changing sediment size distributions lead to the subsequent destruction of these modelled surfaces. An improved model that accounts for the feedback effects of the changing size distributions on infiltration and microtopography is then developed

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1995, vol. 20, no3 [pp. 277-291]

Bibliographic references : 30 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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