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Rill erosion in natural and disturbed forests: 1. Measurements

Posted date: September 18, 2012
Publication Year: 
2010
Authors: Robichaud, Pete R.; Wagenbrenner, J. W.; Brown, Robert E.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Water Resources Research. 46: W10506.

Abstract

Rill erosion can be a large portion of the total erosion in disturbed forests, but measurements of the runoff and erosion at the rill scale are uncommon. Simulated rill erosion experiments were conducted in two forested areas in the northwestern United States on slopes ranging from 18 to 79%. We compared runoff rates, runoff velocities, and sediment flux rates from natural (undisturbed) forests and in forests either burned at low soil burn severity (10 months or 2 weeks post?fire), high soil burn severity, or subject to skidding of felled logs.

Citation

Robichaud, P. R.; Wagenbrenner, J. W.; Brown, R. E. 2010. Rill erosion in natural and disturbed forests: 1. Measurements. Water Resources Research. 46: W10506.