splash erosion

splash erosion

[′splash i‚rōzh·ən]
(geology)
Erosion resulting from the impact of falling raindrops.
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Assessment of sediment yield by splash erosion on a semi-arid soil with varying cryptogam cover.
The direct movement of soil by rainfall impact is called splash erosion.
f]) for a single mouldboard tillage operation are of the order of 200-300 kg/m, which is an order of magnitude larger than for other diffusive processes such as soil creep and splash erosion (Govers et al.
Splash erosion is the direct movement of soil by splashing.
Good agreement was observed with diffusive redistribution, which included splash erosion, soil creep, and tillage.
Investigations were conducted into the effects of Agri-SC treatments on splash erosion, whereas other commercially-available soil conditioners, including "Humus," "SoilTex," and "Kiwi Green," were incorporated in a comparative study of effects on crust strength, bulk density, and aggregate stability.
Recently, Sutherland and Ziegler (1998) reported the effectiveness of Agri-SC in reducing splash erosion, but further investigations into treatment effects on aggregate
Since the first recorded observation of the `beating action' by raindrops on soil (Wollny 1877), rainsplash studies have focused on both the splash erosion hazard for unprotected soils (e.
Another possible check is to split the models into smaller sub-models (Bunnel 1989), such as a hydrologic model and an erosion model, or even the splash erosion and flow erosion components.
Often interrill erosion is associated with splash erosion rate [e.
Similar observations were made on cropland in Nebraska and tropical Africa, where a 40 percent crop cover reduced splash erosion by 90 percent[4, 11].