(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Rainfall in Guangdong province, South China

published at : Special issue. Soil erosion in South China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WOO M.-K. (1) ; HUANG L.J. ; ZHANG S. ; LI Y. ;
(1) Dep. Geography, Mcmaster Univ., Hamilton, CANADA


Rainfall provides the primary mechanism for soil erosion in South China. This paper examines the seasonal regime and the spatial pattern of rainfall in the Province of Guangdong. At the regional level, trend surface analysis suggests highest rainfall at the central and southwestern belts, but there are strong rainfall anomalies due to the influence of topography and the funnelling of moist air flows. On a local scale, rainfall is not a limiting factor to soil erosion, and the zones of serious erosion coincide roughly with the outcropping of weathered granite


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 1997, vol. 29, no 2 [pp. 115-129]

Bibliographic references : 15 ref.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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