rill erosion

rill erosion

[′ril i′rō·zhən]
(geology)
The formation of numerous, closely spaced rills due to the uneven removal of surface soil by streamlets of running water. Also known as rilling; rill wash; rillwork.
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The RUSLE is the strategy generally received on the earth to anticipate amounts of rill erosion and gully from the land that is liable to diverse management procedures.
Geng R, Zhang GH, Ma QH, Wang H (2017) Effects of landscape positions on soil resistance to rill erosion in a small catchment on the Loess Plateau.
Results from a UC study suggest that a majority of California's rangeland is resistant to sheet and rill erosion if recommended residual forage dry matter levels are being achieved.
Methods of rill volume measurements may be performed relatively well in areas where rill erosion represents the dominant sediment source (Govers, Poesen 1988; Vanmaercke et al.
Although actual soil loss is underestimated since inter-rill erosion is excluded when measuring pipe, gully, and rill erosion, the approach produces the best approximation of erosion (Bewket and Sterk, 2003).
With regard to environmental impacts, analyses conducted using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and USEtox models indicated that sheet and rill erosion were on average 28% lower in the LEI systems than in conventional system, and that over the last six years of the experiment, herbicide-related aquatic toxicity potential was more than 200-fold lower in the LEI systems than in the conventional system.
Theurer, "AnnAGNPS: estimating sediment yield by particle size for sheet & rill erosion," in Proceedings of Sedimentation: Monitoring, Modeling, and Managing, 7th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, vol.
Rill erosion on arable land in central Belgium: rates, controls and predictability.
Regardless of changes in CN, and the coefficient of runoff, development of water erosion, especially surface erosion, rill erosion, gully erosion and piping erosion were visible in the visit of the area, which can attribute their recent development to their increase amount of surface runoff and discharge, although this may be arise from climate changes, natural factors and other factors.
Eroding features are dominantly formed by splash, flow areas are formed by interrill erosion, while pre-rills and rills indicate the degree of rill erosion (Bergsma, 2008).
They used techniques that can tell them whether the sediment originated as channel and gully erosion, or as shallow sheet or rill erosion further up hillslopes.