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dc.contributor.authorZhang, K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShu, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorXu, X.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYang, Q.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, Bofuen_US
dc.contributor.editorDamian Ravettaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:56:35Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:56:35Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-06T07:00:01Z
dc.identifier.issn0140-1963en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jaridenv.2007.11.018en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23469
dc.description.abstractSoil erodibility (the K factor in the Universal Soil Loss Equation, USLE) is an important index to measure soil susceptibility to water erosion, and an essential parameter needed for soil erosion prediction. To evaluate the appropriateness of the nomograph and other methods for estimating the K factor for the USLE and to develop a relationship for soil erodibility estimation for Chinese soils, a set of soil erodibility values was calculated using soil loss data from natural runoff plots at 13 sites in eastern China. The definition of soil erodibility in relation to the USLE was strictly followed. Comparing these measured values to those estimated using the nomograph method, the method adopted for the EPIC model and the formula of Shirazi and Boersma, we found that all these estimated soil erodibility values were considerably higher than the measured soil erodibility for these sites in eastern China. Soil erodibility for these Chinese sites is typically in the range from 0.007 to 0.02 t h (MJ mm)-1 and consistently lower in comparison to the measured K values from the USLE database for the conterminous United States. Strong linear relationship between the estimated and measured K values were used to develop empirical formulas for soil erodibility estimation from soil survey data for sites in eastern China.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1002en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1011en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Arid Environmentsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume72en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode260599en_US
dc.titleSoil erodibility and its estimation for agricultural soils in Chinaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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