soil erosion Articles

  • Assessment and Reporting on Soil Erosion

    Untitled Document This report presents the results of a peer review of work on soil erosion carried out by the EEA up until 2001. It also summarises the conclusions of an expert ...

  • Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

    When discussing environmental concerns, soil erosion is not the first issue that comes into mind. The world’s media focuses on fossil fuel problems, climate change, biodiversity and forest fires, while soil depletion is less spectacular and is seldom mentioned. However, societies in the past have even collapsed or disappeared as a result of soil erosion. For centuries Easter Island was ...


    By CoirGreen

  • CoirGreen™ Geotextiles - An Effective Soil Erosion Prevention Method

    “The different coir types and their characteristics have made coir the most versatile natural fiber ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Coir Logs - A proven way to prevent soil erosion

    The importance of soil was emphasised by The great Indian guru, Mahathma Gandhi, who said that ‘to forget how to tend the soil is to forget ourselves’. The Mahatma made this emphatic statement in order to stress the importance of soil. Soil ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Using Coir Geotextiles for soil erosion control

    One of the most effective and yet natural soil erosion prevention techniques is the use of Coir Geotextiles fabrics ( Woven Geotextiles). Used extensively to prevent environmental degradation Geotextiles have no synthetic material but is instead made out of an organic fiber, coir, which is extracted from the husk of a coconut. It is strong, durable, water proof and is one of the few natural ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Improvements on a system for soil erosion control of slopes using scrap tyres

    This work proposes improvements on the assembly process of a slope protection system using scrap tyres to reduce severe erosion that occurs in non-vegetated slopes. Tests results during six rain events, with maximal intensity of 26 mm/hr and accumulated rainfall of 94.5 mm, indicate that the installation cost of the system was $1.10USD/tyre and reduced the erosion by 83% with respect to an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of climate change on the soil erosion risk in alpine areas

    This study uses the RUSLE model to predict soil erosion. The Universal Soil Loss Equation (in one of its different versions i.e. USLE, RUSLE) is the most common model for research on erosion. It was designed to be used on hilly terrains for agricultural purposes where sheet and rill erosion processes are prevailing. It is not designed for some of the other erosion processes of alpine areas as, ...


  • Testing a grid-based soil erosion model across topographically complex landscapes

    This study was conducted to evaluate the overall performance of the Precision Agricultural-Landscape Modeling System (PALMS) for calculating runoff and soil loss under cropped conditions. The PALMS model uses a lognormal distribution of saturated hydraulic conductivity across the fields to simulate typical soil heterogeneity within soil texture classes. Runoff and soil loss data were collected in ...

  • Application of spatial Markov chains to the analysis of the temporal–spatial evolution of soil erosion

    Soil and water conservation in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area of China is important, and soil erosion is a significant issue. In the present study, spatial Markov chains were applied to explore the impacts of the regional context on soil erosion in the Xiangxi River watershed, and Thematic Mapper remote sensing data from 1999 and 2007 were employed. The results indicated that the observed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A procedure for assessing the impacts of land-cover change on soil erosion at basin scale

    Accelerated soil erosion is an undesirable process that adversely affects the conservation of water and soil. This paper used a procedure linking the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and geographic information system (GIS) to map the soil erosion level from 1990 to 2010 caused by land-cover change in the Dongjiang River basin, China. Results indicate that the significant land-cover ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Poor quality soil can lead to harmful impact: Stop erosion now

    Soil erosion is known as the wearing away of topsoil, leading to poor quality soil that is less conducive for plant and vegetation growth. In our series of blog posts focusing on erosion control, today we take a look at the harmful effects of soil erosion, and how they cause concerns not only to the environment, but also to human health and the economy as a whole. Poor Quality Soil ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Soil erosion in the riparian zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China

    The riparian zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) has experienced substantial erosion that may severely deteriorate the reservoir ecosystem. To calculate soil erosion characteristics, field investigations have been conducted in the TGR area and 12 erosion-monitoring transects have been set in the middle TGR. The results showed that the dominating drive forces are water wave, gravity and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aggregate stability and erosion response to antecedent water content of a loess soil

    Soil erosion processes are affected by the erodibility of the soil and by the erosivity of the rain. The effects of rain characteristics and invariant soil properties such as texture and organic matter content on soil erosion processes are well documented. The effect of antecedent soil water content ({theta}a) on aggregate breakdown, seal formation, and subsequent soil erosion is much more ...

  • A smartphone camera for the structure from motion reconstruction for measuring soil surface variations and soil loss due to erosion

    The suitability of a smartphone camera for the structure from motion (SfM) reconstruction for monitoring variations in soil surface characteristics and soil loss originated by a low intensity erosive event was evaluated. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) was used to validate the SfM model. Two surveys of the soil surface, one before and one after the rainfall event, were carried out for SfM and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Boulder Concrete Cloth Erosion Repair

    Concrete Cloth provides an affordable solution for an eroded hard-to-access residential slope. After a period of heavy rainfall, a Boulder, Colorado, homeowner discovered severe erosion in his backyard at the end of his leach field (also known as a septic drain field). He had to find a way to repair this damage and stop it from happening again; nearly half of his lawn had dropped three ...


    By Nilex

  • Soil erosion impact on soil organic carbon spatial variability on steep tropical slopes

    The main objectives of this study were to evaluate soil organic C (SOC) variability in a representative hillslope of Laos and to quantify the impact of some environmental factors. We collected 2348 soil samples from 581 georeferenced soil pits within a hillslope of northern Laos under traditional shifting cultivation at 0- to 0.05-m depth and then every 0.1 m to 0.35-m depth. The SOC stocks at 0- ...

  • Remote sensing and GIS based assessment of soil erosion and soil loss risk around hill top surface mines situated in Saranda Forest, Jharkhand

    The quantitative analysis of soil erosion changes over 7 years due to mining operations in two neighboring hilltops in West-Singhbhum District, Jharkhand, are reported. CartoSat-1, ETM+ and LISS-IV satellites' data provided spatial inputs in Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and Morgan, Morgan and Finney method (MMF) models, which were used to predict the average annual soil erosion during ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Supergro is the ideal solution for developer’s erosions problems

    BACKGROUND Lakeside of Oakdale is a residential development located in northeastern Oklahoma City. This development centers around a 23-acre recreational lake with ample opportunities for soil erosion. The developer wanted to make sure that the slopes in the development and especially around the lake's perimeter were stabilized and vegetated as the lake filled with water and construction of ...

  • Soil erosion response to climatic change and human activity during the Quaternary on the Loess Plateau, China

    Abstract  We review published stratigraphic, archaeological and pedosedimentary evidence in order to reconstruct the history of soil erosion in China. Documentary evidence of climatic and flood events of the Yellow River and modern hydrological and meteorological data are synthesised to analyse the history of past human activity and its effects on soil erosion intensity during four nested ...


  • Determination of Frequency for Remeasuring Ground and Vegetation Cover Factor Needed for Soil Erosion Modeling

    Abstract  Determining a remeasurement frequency of variables over time is required in monitoring environmental systems. This article demonstrates methods based on regression modeling and spatio-temporal variability to determine the time interval to remeasure the ground and vegetation cover factor on permanent plots for monitoring a soil erosion system. The spatio-temporal variability ...


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