Soil Erosion Network: Experimental Metadata
Soil Detachment, St Anne, Martinique

 
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1 CONTACT PERSON
1.1 Name Dr. Alain Albrecht
1.2 Address ORSTOM/LCSC, 911, Avenue Agropolis, BP 5045, 34032 Montpellier.
1.3 Tel +33 676 17567
1.4 Fax +33 675 47400
1.5 E-mail alain.albrecht@mpl.orstom.fr
1.6 List other researchers involved: E. Blanchant ORSTOM, Martinique
2 WATER EROSION
2.1  mm2 - cm2: -
2.2  m2: Physical degradation (surface sealing, crusting) and its impact on surface roughness, infiltration and runoff; biological processes soil organic matter evolution, roots and earthworms effects.
3 WIND EROSION -
4 MASS MOVEMENTS -
5 TILLAGE EROSION -
6 TEMPORAL SCALE OF EXPERIMENTS
6.4 months: Biological activities
6.5 years: Biological activities
7 DESCRIPTION OF EROSION FACTORS STUDIED
7.1 Climate: -
7.2 Topography: -
7.3 Soils: Fettelitic Soils/Vertisols
7.4 Vegetation: -
7.5 Management: Food crops vs. pastures
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:Soil detachment
8.2 Location (town, state, country): St Anne, Martinique, French West Indies.
8.3 Equipment involved: Rainfall simulator.
9 LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS Description of the laboratory and the type of experiments and equipment involved for each of the erosion processes studied:
Soil characterization
Soil aggregation studies using L.A.S.E.R. diffraction method
10 REMARKS -
11 LIST RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS
Albrecht, A., Rangon, L., Barnet, P. (1992) Effet de la matrice organique sur le stabilite structuale et le ditachabilite d’un vertisol et d’un ferrisol (Martinique). Lab. ORSTOM, Vol 27, 1: 121-133.
Fellen, C., Albrecht, A., Tessien, D. (1995). Aggregation and organic carbon storage in kaolin in nitric and smeetitic soils. Adv, Soil Science (in press)

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