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Influences of micro-relief patterns and plant cover on runoff related processes in badlands from Tabernas (SE Spain)

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Estación Experimental Zonas Aridas, CSIC, Almería, Espagne


Description :
The AA. try to establish the influence of both major micro-relief patterns and soil thickness on runoff related processes occuring at hillslope scale within a few hectares catchment in Tabernas badlands. Sixteen representative surface morphologies have been selected and the following surface properties, as variables under study, have been measured : surface area occupied by cracks, rock fragments, lichens, and plants; also the surface roughness under dry conditions (before rainfall). The relationships of that set of variables with infiltration and erosion have been investigated. The results are interpreted considering soil and/or regolith thickness.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 1997, vol. 31, n°. 1-2, p. 23-38, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 27 ref.

Date :
1997

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

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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