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Title: Sediment yield as a desertification risk indicator
Authors: Vanmaercke, Matthias ×
Poesen, Jean
Maetens, Willem
de Vente, Joris
Verstraeten, Gert #
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: Elsevier Pub. Co.
Series Title: Science of the Total Environment vol:409 issue:9 pages:1715-1725
Abstract: Soil erosion is often regarded as one of the main processes of desertification. This has led to the use of various desertification indicators that are related to soil erosion. Most of these indicators focus, however, on small spatial units, while little attention has been given to the amount of sediment exported at the catchment scale. Such a small spatial unit approach neglects the transfer of sediment through catchments as well as the scale-dependency of erosion processes. Furthermore, this approach does not consider important off-site impacts of soil erosion, such as sediment deposition in reservoirs, flooding as well as ecological impacts.
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ISSN: 0048-9697
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geography & Tourism
× corresponding author
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