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Quantification of Erosion by Wind and Water in Burkina Faso

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

Citation:  Pp. 226-228 in Soil Erosion Research for the 21 st Century, Proc. Int. Symp. (3-5 January 2001, Honolulu, HI, USA). Eds. J.C. Ascough II and D.C. Flanagan. St. Joseph, MI: ASAE.  701P0007.(doi:10.13031/2013.3114)
Authors:   Visser, S.M.
Keywords:   Wind erosion, Water erosion, Quantification technique, Sahel

A research on the impacts of both wind and water erosion on soil fertility is being carried out in a sub-catchment of the Katchari catchment (northern Burkina Faso). At three different morphological units (a valley floor, a dune and a gravel crust), measurements on wind and water erosion are conducted. At each field Modified Wilson and Cook samplers, saltiphones and runoff plots are installed. Rainfall simulations demonstrate that the soils are highly vulnerable to crust development, which reduces the infiltration. (Download PDF)    (Export to EndNotes)