Soil Erosion Network: Monitoring Metadata
Leuven, Central Belgium, 1989-94, Loess/Loam Belt, Intensively Cropped, Water Erosion

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1 Contact person
1.1 Name Dr Karel Vandaele
1.2 Address S Laboratory for Experimental Geomorphology, k.u. Leuven, Redingenstraat 16815, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
1.3 Tel +32 16 226920
1.4 Fax +32 16 293307
1.5 Email
1.6 Other researchers involved:
2 Survey Details
2.1 Dates of erosion monitoring survey: 1989-1994
2.1 Water/wind erosion? Water erosion - rill ephemeral gully erosion
2.3 Area monitored: Central Belgium, Loess loam belt (between Leuven - Brussels). Three cultivated catchments (20 - 200 ha)
2.4 Character of area: Intensively cropped. Loamy soils
2.5 Frequency of monitoring: Monthly
2.6 What fraction of fields in the monitored area were included in the survey? All
2.7 How were estimates of erosion made? Volumetric measurement. Cross sections
2.8 Were air photographs used? Yes
2.9 For each erosion site, information recorded: Rainfall data (intensity). Volumetric measurements of erosion and sedimentation land use. Crop cover %. Spatial location of erosion features


2.10 Data obtained from elsewhere:
2.11 Data calculated from above information:  

Erosion rates
Sediment budget

2.12 Meterological station density and type: 3 stations in 10 km2
- Raingauge
2.13 Length of record of meterological data: 3 years
3. Associated Work
3.1 Associated experimental or plot-based work:
3.2 Associated modelling work: Predicting the location of ephemeral gully erosion
4. Documentation
4.1 Published reports of the monitoring survey and/or results:
Vandaele, K., 1993. Assessment of factors affecting ephemeral gully erosion in cultivated catchments of the Belgium Loam Belt. In: Farm Land Erosion in Temperate Plains Environments and Hills. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Farm Land Erosion in Temperate Plains Environments and Hills, Saint-Cloud, Paris, France, May 1992. Wicherek, S. (ed.), Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 125-136.

Vandaele, K., 1993. Soil erosion and floods in the Hammeveld catchments (Leefdaal). In excursion guide "Geomorphological Processes in the Belgian Loess belt", March 1993. Memorial symposium Prof. J. De Ploey: "Experimental Geomorphology and Landscape Ecosystems Changes", 29-43.

Vandaele, K., 1993. Soil erosion and floods in the Hammeveld catchments. (Leefdaal). In: Proceedings of the Environmental Platform 1993, K.U. Leuven, 14 mei 1993, Verachtert, H. (editor), 261-264.

Vandaele, K., 1993. Bodemerosie en Moddstromen in kleine landelijke stroombekkens (Leefdaal). In: excurseigids "Geomorfologische Processen in de Leemstreek", Vliebergh-Senciecentrum Geografie, 23 October 1993, K.U. Leuven, 29-43.

Boardman, J., Ligneau, L., de Roo, A., Vandaele, K., 1994. Flooding of property by runoff from agricultural land in northwest Europe. Geomorphology 10, 183-196.

Govers, G., Vandaele, K., Desmet, P., Poesen, J., 1994. Characterizing soil tillage as a geomorphological process. In: H.E. Jensen, P. Schönning, S.A. Mikkelsen and K.B. Madsen (eds.), Soil Tillage for Crop Production and Protection of the Environment, Proceedings of the 13th ISTRO Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 269-274.

Vandaele, K., Poesen, J., in press. Spatial and temporal patterns of soil erosion in agricultural catchments. Central Belgium. Catena.

Vandaele, K., Waelkens, M., in press. Weathering effects on building stones at Sagalassos. Acta Archaeological Lovaniensia Monographiae, 7.

Poesen, J., Govers, G., Paulissen, E., Vandaele, K., Waelkens, M., in press. A geomorphological evaluation of the erosion risk at Sagalassos. Acta Archaeologica Lovaniensia Monographiae, 7.

Govers, G., Vandaele, K., Desmet, P., Poesen, J., Bunte, K., in press. An investigation of the role of soil tillage in soil redistribution on hillslopes. European Journal of Soil Science.

Quine, T.A., Desmet, P.J.J., Govers, G., Vandaele, K., Walling, D.E., 1994. A comparison of the roles of tillage and water erosion in landform development and sediment export on agricultural land, near Leuven, Belgium. Proc. of the IAHS symposium on variability in stream erosion and sediment transport, Canberra, December 1994.

Vandaele, K., Van Ommeslaeghe, J., accepted for publication. Monitoring soil redistribution patterns using sequential aerial photographs. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

4.2 Other relevant publications:
5. Availability
5.1 Erosion/land use data:
5.2 Meterological data:
6. Other Information
6.1 Is the monitoring survey ongoing? Partly
6.2 Funding agency for the survey: University
6.3 Any other details:

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