The Role of Subsurface Flow in Hillslope and Stream Bank Erosion: A Review

  title={The Role of Subsurface Flow in Hillslope and Stream Bank Erosion: A Review},
  author={Garey A. Fox and Glenn V. Wilson},
  journal={Soil Science Society of America Journal},
  • G. Fox, G. Wilson
  • Published 1 May 2010
  • Geology
  • Soil Science Society of America Journal
Sediment is one of the most common causes of stream impairment. Great progress has been made in understanding the processes of soil erosion due to surface runoff and incorporating these in prediction technologies. In many landscapes, however, the dominant source of sediment is derived from mass wasting of hillslopes and stream banks, potentially driven by subsurface flow. We highlight the mechanisms and importance of subsurface flow processes in erosion associated with hillslopes and stream… 
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