(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Uncertainty in modelling the detachment of soil by rainfall

published at : Rainfall simulation in geomorphology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The AA. show that rainfall kinetic energy (and hence soil detachment) does not bear a simple relationship to intensity. For low-intensity rainfall, observed variations in drop-size distributions indicate that soil detachment, at a given rainfall intensity, may vary by about a factor of two. Comparable estimates of variation in soil detachment at high rainfall intensity are not possible because of a dearth of observational data on variation in drop-size distributions in high-intensity rainfall. Variation in drop-size distributions in natural rainfall may, therefore, account for a significant component of differences between observed soil detachment and that predicted by models of soil erosion


Thematical fascicle

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

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

Millesime : 2000, vol. 25, no 7 [pp. 723-728]

Bibliographic references : 21 ref.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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