Title: Rainfall erosivity and variability in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands
Authors: Nyssen, Jan ×
Vandenreyken, H
Poesen, Jean
Moeyersons, J
Deckers, Jozef A.
Haile, M
Salles, C
Govers, Gerard #
Issue Date: Sep-2005
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Journal of hydrology vol:311 issue:1-4 pages:172-187
Abstract: The Ethiopian Highlands are subjected to important land degradation. Though spatial variability of rain depth is important, even at the catchment scale, this variability has never been studied. In addition, little is known on rain erosivity for this part of the world. The objectives of this study are (a) to assess the spatial variation of rain in a 80 km(2) mountain area (2100-2800 m a.s.l.) in the Northern Tigray region, and how this variation is influenced by topography, geographical position and lithology, (b) to analyse the temporal variations and (c) to quantify rain erosivity and the different factors determining it, such as rain intensity, drop size and kinetic energy.
ISSN: 0022-1694
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geography & Tourism
Division Soil and Water Management
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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