ephemeral gully

ephemeral gully

[ə¦fem·ə·rəl ¦gəl·ē]
(geology)
A channel that forms in a cultivated field when precipitation exceeds the rate of soil infiltration.
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Nachtergaele J, Poeson A, Steegen I, Takkcn I, Beuselinck L, Vandekerckhove L, Govers G (2001) The value of a physical based model versus an empirical approach in the prediction of ephemeral gully erosion for loess-derived soils.
Accuracy of methods for field assessment of rill and ephemeral gully erosion " Catena, 67: 10.
They used historical precipitation data, on-site field observations, and recently developed watershed-modeling technology to simulate the effect of tillage practices on long-term ephemeral gully growth and evolution.