Contribution of raindrop impact to the change of soil physical properties and water erosion under semi-arid rainfalls.

@article{Vaezi2017ContributionOR,
  title={Contribution of raindrop impact to the change of soil physical properties and water erosion under semi-arid rainfalls.},
  author={Ali Reza Vaezi and M Ahmadi and Artemio Cerda},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2017},
  volume={583},
  pages={
          382-392
        }
}
Soil erosion by water is a three-phase process that consists of detachment of soil particles from the soil mass, transportation of detached particles either by raindrop impact or surface water flow, and sedimentation. Detachment by raindrops is a key component of the soil erosion process. However, little information is available on the role of raindrop impact on soil losses in the semi-arid regions where vegetation cover is often poor and does not protect the soil from rainfall. The objective… CONTINUE READING

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