Soil Erosion Network: Experimental Metadata
Gully Erosion, Leuven, Belgium and Almeria, Spain

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1.1 Name Professor Jean Poesen
1.2 Address Laboratory for Experimental Geomorphology, K.U Leuven, Redingenstraat 16 Bis 3000, Leuven, Belgium.
1.3 Tel +32 1622 6920
1.4 Fax +32 1629 3307
1.5 E-mail
1.6 List other researchers involved:
2.1  mm2 - cm2: Dynamics of soil aggregation
2.2  m2: soil surface dynamics: physical degradation (surface sealing, crusting) and its impact on surface roughness, infiltration and runoff
Field plots. Small agricultural catchments.
Spatial scale considered: Catena scale.
6.1 events: yes
6.2 days yes
7.1 Climate: -
7.2 Topography: -
7.3 Soils: Effects of soil texture and rock fragment content.
8 FIELD EXPERIMENTS Description of the field site and of the type of experiments and equipment involved for each of the erosion processes being studied:
8.1 Erosion process: Gully erosion.
8.2 Location (town, state, country): Leuven, Belgium. Almeria, Spain.
8.3 Equipment involved:
8.4 Remarks: Volumetric measurements of soil loss by gullying.
9 LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS Description of the laboratory and the type of experiments and equipment involved for each of the erosion processes studied:
Laboratory for exp. geomorphology. Rainfall simulators. Interrill flumes. Hydraulic channels.
Poesen, J. 1985. An improved splash transport model. Zeitschrist für Geomorphologie 29(2): 193- 211.

De Ploey, J. and Poesen, J. 1985. Aggregate stability, runoff generation and interrill erosion. In: K. Richards, r. Arnett, and S. Ellis (eds.) Geomorphology and Soils. George Allen & Unwin, Hempstead, England: 99-120.

Govers, G. and Poesen, J. 1986. A field-scale study of surface sealing and compaction on loam and sandy loam soils. Part I: Spatial variability of soil surface sealing and crusting. In: F. Callebaut, D. Gabriels, and M. De Boodt (eds.) Assessment of soil surface sealing and crusting. R.U. Gent: 171-182.

Poesen, J. and Govers, G. 1986. A field-scale study of surface sealing and compaction on loam and sandy loam soils. Part II: Impact of soil surface sealing and compaction on water erosion processes. In: F. Callebaut, D. Gabriels and M. De Boodt (eds.) Assessment of soil surface sealing and crusting. R.U. Gent: 183-193.

Poesen, J. 1987. Transport of rock fragments by rill flow: a field study. In: r. Bryan (ed.) Rill erosion. Catena Supplement 8: 35-54.

Poesen, J. and Torri, D. 1988. The effect of cup size on splash detachment and transport measurements. Part I Field measurements. In: A. Imeson and M. Sala (eds.) Geomorphic Processes in Environments with strong seasonal contrasts. Volume 1 Hillslope Processes. Catena Supplement 12: 113-126.

Govers, G. and Poesen, J. 1988. Assessment of the interrill and rill contributions to total soil loss from an upland field plot. Geomorphology 1: 343-354.

Poesen, J. 1988. A review of the studies on the mechanisms of incipient rilling and gullying in the Belgian Loam Region. In: C.I. Ijioma, S. Ananaba and T. Boers (eds.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Erosion in S.E. Nigeria. Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria 1: 13-20.

Poesen, J. and Bryan, R. 1989-90. Influence de la longuer de pente sur le ruissellement: role de la formation de la formation de rigoles et de croutes de sédimentation. Cahiers ORSTOM, série Pédologie, 25(1-2): 71-80.

Poesen, J. 1989. Conditions for gully formation in the Belgian Loam Belt and some ways to control them. Soil Technology Series 1: 39-52.

Poesen, J. and Torri, D. 1989. Mechanisms governing incipient motion of ellipsoidal rock fragments in concentrated overland flow. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 14: 469- 480.

Poesen, J. and Govers, G. 1990. Gully erosion in the loam belt of Belgium : typology and control measures. In: J. Boardman, D.L. Foster, J.A. Dearing (eds.) Soil Erosion on Agricultural Land. J. Wiley, Chichester, U.K. 513-530.

Poesen, J. 1990. Conditions for the evacuation of rock fragments from cultivated upland areas during rainstorms. In Erosion, Transport and Deposition Processes, International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication 189: 145-160.

Poesen, J. and Lavee, H. 1991. Effects of size and incorporation of synthetic mulch on runoff and sediment yield from interrills in a laboratory study with simulated rainfall. Soil and Tillage Research 21: 209-223.

Poesen, J. and Ingelmo-Sanchez, F. 1992. Runoff and sediment yield from topsoils with different porosity as affected by rock fragment cover and position. Catena, 19: 451-474.

Poesen, J. 1992. Mechanisms of overland flow generation and sediment production on loamy and sandy soils with an without rock fragments. In: A.J. Parsons and A.D. Abrahams (eds.) Overland Flow Hydraulics and Erosion Mechanics. UCL Press, London: 275-305.

Bunte, K. and Poesen, J. 1993. Effects of rock fragment covers on erosion and transport of noncohesive sediment by shallow overland flow. Water Resources Research 29(5): 1415- 1424.

Poesen, J. and Lavee, H. 1994. Rock fragments in top soils: significance and processes. Catena 23: 1-28.

Torri, D., Poesen, J., Monaci, F. and Busoni, E. 1994. Rock fragment content and soil bulk density. Catena 23: 65-71.

Poesen, J., Torri, D. and Bunte, K. 1994. Effects of rock fragments on soil erosion by water at different spatial scales: a review. Catena 23: 141-166.

Vandaele, K. and Poesen, J. in press. Spatial and temporal patterns of soil erosion rates in an agricultural catchment, central Belgium. Catena.


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