Soil Erosion by Water

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Preface[edit]

Objectives[edit]

Chapter 1 Processes and Mechanics of Water Erosion summarizes the prevailing mechanical principles of processes related to soil erosion by water on hillslopes, such as infiltration, rainsplash detachment and transport, interrill detachment, particle transport, rill erosion, and sediment continuity.

Chapter 2 Soil Conservation Measures merely enumerates soil conservation strategies and measures without explaining their effects and modes of action in details.

Finally, Exercises aim to reflect and discuss which of the driving factors of soil erosion processes may be influenced by soil conservation measures, and which influence the various soil conservation measures will have on soil erosion processes.

Demarcations[edit]

Some specific topics in terms of soil erosion are explicitly not subject of this document:
Gully erosion, mass movements, and soil erosion by wind as specific types of soil erosion with very different processes,
• The economic, social, and ecologic effects of soil erosion on goods, soil, plants, and creatures, waters, and landscape as a whole,
• The variety of specific soil erosion research methods, and their suitablility to derive process-related equations,
• The topics of erosion hazard assessment, and of erosion modelling.

Literature listed in section Further Reading is recommended for further information on topics such as these.

Table of Contents[edit]

Water Erosion
Water Erosion

Chapter 1: Processes and Mechanics of Water Erosion

  1. Process Basics 100% developed  as of October 12, 2018
  2. Soil Hydrologic Basics 100% developed  as of October 12, 2018
  3. Rainsplash 100% developed  as of October 15, 2018
  4. Soil Detachment by Interrill Overland Flow 100% developed  as of October 16, 2018
  5. Transport of Soil Particles by Interrill Flow 100% developed  as of October 16, 2018
  6. Rill Erosion 100% developed  as of October 19, 2018
  7. Sediment Continuity 100% developed  as of October 17, 2018
  8. Further Reading 100% developed  as of October 12, 2018

Chapter 2: Soil Conservation Measures

  1. Strategies 75% developed  as of October 19, 2018
  2. Techniques 100% developed  as of October 19, 2018

Exercises

  1. Exercise A 100% developed  as of October 19, 2018
  2. Exercise B 100% developed  as of October 19, 2018