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Scale-dependency of sediment yield from badland areas in Mediterranean environments

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgique
Pyrenean Inst. of Ecology (CSIC), Zaragoza, Espagne
Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgique
Univ., Malaga, Espagne
Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgique
POESEN, J.
Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgique


Description :
This study reviews area-specific sediment yield (SY) from badlands in the Mediterranean measured at different spatial scales, using various measuring techniques, in order to investigate the relationship between size of study area (A) and SY. A database representing 16 571 plot-year and catchment-year data on SY at 87 Mediterranean study sites was compiled. The most commonly reported lithologies associated with badlands are marls, clay rocks and mudstones, and to a lesser extent shales. A high variability of SY from badlands in the Mediterranean region is observed. No significant relationships between SY, lithology, and mean air temperature nor mean annual precipitation were observed.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 2011, vol. 35, n°. 3, p. 297-332, nombre de pages : 36, Références bibliographiques : 6 p.

Date :
2011

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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