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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

The icelandic rofabard soil erosion features

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ARNALDS O. ;

Abstract

Soil erosion and desertification are severe problems in Iceland. One of the most distinctive erosion forms in Iceland is an erosion escarpment, termed robafard in Icelandic, where andosols are being truncated from the surface and barren desert is left behind. They constitute a major erosion problem in the country. Other means of erosion are, however, equally as important in destroying vegetated andosol ecosystems, especially sand encroachment, but none is as distinctive on the landscape as the robafards

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2000, vol. 25, no1 [pp. 17-28]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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