Raindrop-induced soil detachment and sediment transport from interrill areas

P. P. Sharma, S. C. Gupta, G. R. Foster

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The magnitude of difference between the predicted detachment rates and the measured interrill sediment delivery rates decreased with clay content. This suggests that in coarse-textured soils, most of the rain-detached sediments are redistributed within the interrill area. Small differences between detachment rates and sediment delivery rates in clayey soils indicate that the interrill erosion is detachment limited. A rainfdrop-induced interrill transportability parameter is derived by dividing the measured sediment delivery rates with the product of rainfall rate and unit effective kinetic energy. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-734
Number of pages8
JournalSoil Science Society of America Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995


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