A rainfall simulation study of soil erosion on rangeland in Swaziland.

Morgan, R. P. C. and McIntyre, K. and Vickers, A. W. and Quinton, John N. and Rickson, R. J. (1997) A rainfall simulation study of soil erosion on rangeland in Swaziland. Soil Technology, 11 (3). pp. 291-299. ISSN 0933-3630

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Abstract

Rainfall simulation studies on rangeland in the Ntondozi area of Swaziland showed that soil loss decreased exponentially with increasing vegetation cover. Vegetation exerted an important hydrological control by increasing the infiltration capacity of the soil which, in turn, influenced the time to and duration of runoff. The expected effects of vegetation on soil protection and soil strength were not demonstrated. Instead, the amount of soil loss occurring in an individual storm appeared to depend on the supply of loose material on the surface which could be transported by the runoff.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Soil Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/ge
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 13186
Deposited By: Dr John Quinton
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2008 10:06
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 23:33
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13186

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