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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Vegetation arcs and litter dams : similarities and differences

published at : The significance of soil, water and landscape processes in banded vegetation patterning

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EDDY J. ; HUMPHREYS G.S. ; HART D.M. ; MITCHELL P.B. ; FANNING P.C. ;

Abstract

Vegetation arcs are near parallel bands of denser vegetation aligned perpendicular to slope and separated by barer inter-arc zones. These patterns occur in arid and semi-arid areas of gentle gradient. Similar, but much smaller scale patterns, here referred to as litter dams and microterraces, occur in a variety of climatic regions, from tropical to temperate to arid, on steeper slopes, as well as on very gentle slopes. The AA. describe similarities between arcs and dams in attributes such as shape, orientation, cross-sectional profile, spatial organisation, and surface features (arrangement of plants, surface crusts)

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 1999, vol. 37, no 1-2 [pp. 57-73]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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