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Analysis of experimental studies on gully erosion in agricultural areas: a global review

AuthorsCastillo, Carlos ; Gómez Calero, José Alfonso
Issue DateApr-2015
CitationEGU General Assembly (2015)
AbstractResearch on gully erosion has increased significantly in the last decades. Despite the growing interest on the topic, relevant knowledge gaps still remain a challenge for gully erosion researchers (Poesen, 2011). Moreover, many of these studies are mainly descriptive, with little quantitative data allowing a comparison of the severity of the processes among different environments and conditions. The aim of this communication is to analyse the available experimental data in gully erosion literature involving quantitative information from the Web of Science datasets. Our objective is to investigate relevant trends of this type of erosion on the world scale. We have evaluated the role of gully erosion in the overall soil losses as well as the magnitude of the morphological variables. Also, we analysed the characteristics of image-based and field surveys regarding the technique employed, duration and data collection frequency. In this communication, we intend to provide insights on the evolution of gully erosion research up to the present moment in order to gain perspectives on the design of future efforts in the topic.
DescriptionTrabajo presentado en la EGU General Assembly 2016 (European Geosciences Union), celebrada en Viena del 12 al 17 de abril de 2015.
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