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The Influence Mechanism of Freeze-Thaw on Soil Erosion: A Review

by 1,2, 3,4,5,*, 3,4,5, 3,4,5 and 3,4,5,*
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Business School, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
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Science and Technology Promotion Centre, Ministry of Water Resources.PR.C, Beijing 100089, China
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Changjiang River Scientific Research Institute, Changjiang Water Resources Commission, Wuhan 430010, China
4
Engineering Technology Research Center of Mountain Flood Geological Disaster Prevention and Control, Ministry of Water Resources, Wuhan 430010, China
5
Field Scientific Observation and Research Station of Aquatic Ecosystem in the Source Area of Changjiang River, Yushu 815000, China
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Academic Editor: Maria Mimikou
Water 2021, 13(8), 1010; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13081010
Received: 25 January 2021 / Revised: 2 April 2021 / Accepted: 2 April 2021 / Published: 7 April 2021
As an important type of soil erosion, freeze-thaw erosion occurs primarily at high latitude and altitude. The overview on the effect of freeze-thaw on soil erosion was provided. Soil erosion was affected by freeze-thaw processes, as thawing and water erosion reinforce each other. Remote sensing provided an unprecedented approach for characterizing the timing, magnitude, and patterns of large-scale freeze-thaw and soil erosion changes. Furthermore, the essence of soil freeze-thaw was the freeze and thaw of soil moisture in the pores of soil. Freeze-thaw action mainly increased soil erodibility and made it more vulnerable to erosion by destroying soil structure, changing soil water content, bulk density, shear strength and aggregate stability, etc. However, the type and magnitude of changes of soil properties have been related to soil texture, water content, experimental conditions and the degree of exposure to freeze-thaw. The use of indoor and field experiments to further reveal the effect of freeze-thaw on soil erosion would facilitate improved forecasting, as well as prevention of soil erosion during thawing in regions with freeze-thaw cycles. View Full-Text
Keywords: freeze-thaw; soil erosion; effect mechanism; soil structure; soil erodibility freeze-thaw; soil erosion; effect mechanism; soil structure; soil erodibility
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Zhang, L.; Ren, F.; Li, H.; Cheng, D.; Sun, B. The Influence Mechanism of Freeze-Thaw on Soil Erosion: A Review. Water 2021, 13, 1010. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13081010

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Zhang L, Ren F, Li H, Cheng D, Sun B. The Influence Mechanism of Freeze-Thaw on Soil Erosion: A Review. Water. 2021; 13(8):1010. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13081010

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Zhang, Lei; Ren, Feipeng; Li, Hao; Cheng, Dongbing; Sun, Baoyang. 2021. "The Influence Mechanism of Freeze-Thaw on Soil Erosion: A Review" Water 13, no. 8: 1010. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13081010

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