(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Influence of soil surface features and vegetation on runoff and erosion in the Western Sierra Madre (Durango, Northwest Mexico)


This study examines the role of different soil surface features and their influence on runoff formation and on soil erosion in an area seriously affected by overgrazing. Two main surface features were identified and hydraulically characterised, namely : 1) crusted surfaces with embedded gravel widespread on gentle slopes which induce high runoff and erosion rates; and 2) stony surfaces, where freepebbles and blocks protect the top soil against raindrops and overland flow kinetic energy and lead to reduce runoff and soil losses


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2001, vol. 43, no2 [pp. 115-135]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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