Title: On the origin of rock fragment mulches on Vertisols: A case study from the Ethiopian highlands
Authors: Moeyersons, Jan ×
Nyssen, Jan
Poesen, Jean
Deckers, Jozef A.
Haile, Mitiku #
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Geomorphology vol:76 issue:3-4 pages:411-429
Abstract: Many Vertisols in Tigray, Ethiopia, typically carry a discontinuous rock fragment (RF, size 0.5->40 . 10(-2) in) cover with 10 m(-2). Such RF mulches are of agricultural and environmental significance because they influence the water balance to 100 RFs Such RF mulches are of a. in the underlying soils and the crop yield. Natural RF concentrations are mostly considered as eolian or hydraulic lag deposits, or as the result of lateral transport over the soil surface from a rock Outcrop, upslope. In cultivated areas R-F mulches can develop by tillage.
ISSN: 0169-555X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division Soil and Water Management
Division of Geography & Tourism
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