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Soil Erosion


Edited by Danilo Godone

National Research Council, Italy


Soil erosion affects a large part of the Earth surface, and accelerated soil erosion is recognized as one of the main soil threats, compromising soil productive and protective functions. The land management in areas affected by soil erosion is a relevant issue for landscape and ecosystems preservation. In this book we collected a series of papers on erosion, not focusing on agronomic implications, but on a variety of other relevant aspects of the erosion phenomena. The book is divided into three sections: i) various implications of land management in arid and semiarid ecosystems, ii) erosion modeling and experimental studies; iii) other applications (e.g. geoscience, engineering). The book covers a wide range of erosion-related themes from a variety of points of view (assessment, modeling, mitigation, best practices etc.).

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Soil ErosionStudiesEdited by Danilo Godone

Published: November 21st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1820

ISBN: 978-953-307-710-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4927-9

Copyright year: 2011

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64330 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

37 Web of Science Citations

52 Dimensions Citations


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1. Natural Potential for Erosion for Brazilian Territory

By Alexandre Marco da Silva, Clayton Alcarde Alvares and Claudia Hitomi Watanabe


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2. Soil Erosion Processes in Semiarid Areas: The Importance of Native Vegetation

By Rebeca Vásquez-Méndez, Eusebio Ventura-Ramos, Klavdia Oleschko, Luis Hernández-Sandoval and Miguel Angel Domínguez-Cortázar


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3. Deforestation / Reforestation in Mediterranean Europe: The Case of Greece

By Olga G. Christopoulou


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4. Soil Erosion Under Different Land Use and Cover Types in a Marginal Area of Portugal

By Adélia Nobre Nunes


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5. Soil Erosion and Conservation Measures in Semiarid Ecosystems Affected by Wildfires

By David Badía, Clara Martí and Raquel Charte


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6. Investigation of Effective Factors on Runoff Generation and Sediment Yield of Loess Deposits Using Rainfall Simulator

By S. Feiznia , M. Nohtani, H. Ahmadi and H. Peyrowan


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7. Plot-Scale Experimental Studies

By Lúcio Flávio Ferreira Moreira, Flaviane de Oliveira Silva, Serena Chen, Herbert Tadeu de Almeida Andrade, José Hilário Tavares da Silva and Antonio Marozzi Righetto


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8. Impact of Rainfall Microstructure on Erosivity and Splash Soil Erosion Under Simulated Rainfall

By Mohamed A. M. Abd Elbasit, Hiroshi Yasuda, Atte Salmi and Zahoor Ahmad


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9. Soil Loss-Rainfall Duration Relations as Affected by Peat Content, Soil Type and Compaction Effort

By E.I. Ekwue and S.D. Ramoutar


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10. Soil Erosion and Surface Runoff on Slopes in Mountain Environment Depending on Application Technique and Seed Mixture – A Case-Study

By Wilhelm Graiss and Bernhard Krautzer


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11. Combined Hydroseeding and Coconet Reinforcement for Soil Erosion Control

By Mervin M. Cereno, Fibor J. Tan and Francis Aldrine A. Uy


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12. SCALES: An Original Model to Diagnose Soil Erosion Hazard and Assess the Impact of Climate Change on Its Evolution

By Le Gouée Patrick, Cantat Olivier, Bensaid Abdelkrim and Goulet Alexis


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13. SATEEC GIS System for Spatiotemporal Analysis of Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield

By Kyoung Jae Lim, Youn Shik Park, Bernard A. Engel and Nam Won Kim


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14. Internal Erosion Due to Water Flow Through Earth Dams and Earth Structures

By Raul Flores-Berrones and Norma Patricia Lopez-Acosta


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15. Lake Mladotice in the Western Czech Republic – Sediments as a Geoarchive for Flood Events and Pre- to Postcommunist Change in Land Use since 1872

By Achim Schulte, Bohumir Jansky and Julius Česak


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