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Soil Detachment in the Physically Based Soil Erosion Process: A Review

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 38(4): 1099-1110. (doi: 10.13031/2013.27927) @1995
Authors:   L. O. Owoputi, W. J. Stolte
Keywords:   Soil detachment, Soil erosion, Soil erodibility, Erosion equations, Soil erosion review

This article presents a broad review of the physical process of soil erosion, but with the main focus on the approaches, forms of equations, and techniques commonly adopted to quantify the rate of soil detachment in an erosion event. While presenting some of the commonly used equations, the emphasis is placed on the physical significance of the associated parameters and the general weaknesses of the equations.

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