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Effectiveness of geotextiles in reducing runoff and soil loss : a synthesis

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

School of applied Sciences, Univ., Wolverhampton, Royaume-Uni
SMETS, T.
Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, Belgique
FULLEN, M.A.
School of applied Sciences, Univ., Wolverhampton, Royaume-Uni
POESEN, J.
Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, Belgique
BOOTH, C.A.
School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Univ., Wolverhampton, Royaume-Uni


Description :
The aim of this review is to analyse the effects of plot length (L) and other possible affecting factors [cover percentage (C, %), slope gradient (S), rainfall duration (D), rainfall intensity (I), sand, silt and clay contents, soil organic matter (SOM) content and geotextile type (natural or synthetic)] on the effectiveness of geotextiles in reducing soil and water loss, based on reported experimental data. From linear regressions, C (%) and soil sand, silt and clay contents are found to be the most important variables in reducing SLR (ratio of soil loss in bare plots to that in geotextile treated plots) for splash, C (%) for interrill and D (min) for rill and interrill erosion processes, respectively. Soil clay and silt contents and D are key variables in decreasing RR (ratio of runoff from bare plots to that from geotextile treated plots) for interrill, and clay content for rill and interrill erosion processes, respectively.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2010, vol. 81, n°. 3, p. 184-195, nombre de pages : 12, Références bibliographiques : 61 ref.

Date :
2010

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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