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dc.contributorTaimeh, Awnien_US
dc.creatorZiadat, Feras M.en_US
dc.date2013-12-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-24T00:41:22Z
dc.date.available2017-07-24T00:41:22Z
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/reporting/download/hash/iJgHJwB0en_US
dc.identifier.citationFeras M. Ziadat, Awni Taimeh. (29/12/2013). EFFECT OF RAINFALL INTENSITY, SLOPE, LAND USE AND ANTECEDENT SOIL MOISTURE ON SOIL EROSION IN AN ARID ENVIRONMENT. Land Degradation and Development, 24(6), pp. 582-590.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/7278
dc.description.abstractMost climate change scenarios predict a significant increase in the frequency of high intensity rainfall events especially in the dry areas, which will increase runoff and soil erosion. Understanding the factors that control soil erosion is crucial to recommending appropriate measures to protect soils and reduce their vulnerability. The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of rainfall intensity, slope, land use and antecedent soil moisture on soil erosion and runoff. Twelve sites from Al-Muwaqqar watershed, Jordan, were selected to represent six slope angles: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9%. Two sites, one cultivated with barley and one as rangeland, were selected within each slope. Erosion was measured under three rainfall intensities: 3, 5 and 10 mm h−1; and three different antecedent soil moisture contents: dry, wet and very wet; using a rotating disk rainfall simulator. Regression equations indicated that rainfall intensity was the most important factor affecting soil erosion and that erosion could occur at a relatively small intensity on wet soils as a result of subsequent rainfall events. Soil erosion on cultivated land was primarily affected by moisture content, while on uncultivated land, it was mostly affected by slope steepness. Rainfall intensity, slope and antecedent moisture explained 84–89 and 59–66% of the variation in runoff and soil loss, respectively. The results indicated the significant influence of cultivating the land on soil erosion.en_US
dc.formatPDFen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherWiley: 12 monthsen_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-NC-4.0en_US
dc.sourceLand Degradation and Development;24,(2013) Pagination 582,590en_US
dc.subjectrainfall simulatoren_US
dc.subjectsediment concentrationen_US
dc.subjectsoil erodibilityen_US
dc.subjectsurface crusten_US
dc.subjectrunoff stripsen_US
dc.titleEFFECT OF RAINFALL INTENSITY, SLOPE, LAND USE AND ANTECEDENT SOIL MOISTURE ON SOIL EROSION IN AN ARID ENVIRONMENTen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocjordanen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Jordan - JUen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.date.embargo-end-date2014-12-30en_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.countryJOen_US
cg.contactferas.ziadat@fao.orgen_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2239en_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US
mel.impact-factor9.787en_US


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