A Physically—Based Geometry Model for Transport Distance Estimation of Rainfall-Eroded Soil Sediment
AbstractEstimations of rainfall-induced soil erosion are mostly derived from the weight of sediment measured in natural runoff. The transport distance of eroded soil is important for evaluating landscape evolution but is difficult to estimate, mainly because it cannot be linked directly to the eroded sediment weight. The volume of eroded soil is easier to calculate visually using popular imaging tools, which can aid in estimating the transport distance of eroded soil through geometry relationships. In this study, we present a straightforward geometry model to predict the maximum sediment transport distance incurred by rainfall events of various intensity and duration. In order to verify our geometry prediction model, a series of experiments are reported in the form of a sediment volume. The results show that cumulative rainfall has a linear relationship with the total volume of eroded soil. The geometry model can accurately estimate the maximum transport distance of eroded soil by cumulative rainfall, with a low root-mean-square error (4.7–4.8) and a strong linear correlation (0.74–0.86). View Full-Text
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Zhang, Q.-G.; Huang, R.-Q.; Liu, Y.-X.; Su, X.-P.; Li, G.-Q.; Nie, W. A Physically—Based Geometry Model for Transport Distance Estimation of Rainfall-Eroded Soil Sediment. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 34.
Zhang Q-G, Huang R-Q, Liu Y-X, Su X-P, Li G-Q, Nie W. A Physically—Based Geometry Model for Transport Distance Estimation of Rainfall-Eroded Soil Sediment. Applied Sciences. 2016; 6(2):34.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Qian-Gui; Huang, Run-Qiu; Liu, Yi-Xin; Su, Xiao-Peng; Li, Guo-Qiang; Nie, Wen. 2016. "A Physically—Based Geometry Model for Transport Distance Estimation of Rainfall-Eroded Soil Sediment." Appl. Sci. 6, no. 2: 34.
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