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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

The influence of organic litter on the erosive effects of raindrops and of gravity drops released from desert shrubs

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GEDDES N. ; DUNKERLEY D. ;

Abstract

This paper reports on a laboratory study of the effects of water drop impacts on litter and sand splash beneath desert shrubs. The natural litter, largely derived from the saltbush Atriplex vesicaria, was collected from desert shrubland sites in western New South Wales (NSW). The drop impacts caused both sand and litter particles to undergo splash displacement. By restricting splash of mineral particles, litter acts to limit soil splash from beneath shrubs, and in this way may contribute to the persistence of plant mound microtopography that is common in desert shrublands

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 1999, vol. 36, no4 [pp. 303-313]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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