Soil Erosion Network: Monitoring Metadata
Xingguo County, Jiangxi Province, Red and Purple Soil, Barren Land, Water Erosion

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1 Contact person
1.1 Name Dr. Shi Xuezheng
1.2 Address The Institute of Soil Science, Academia Sinica, PO Box 821, Nanjing, China
1.3 Tel +86 25 3367354
1.4 Fax +86 25 3353590
1.5 Email
1.6 Other researchers involved: Professor Shi Demin
2 Survey Details
2.1 Dates of erosion monitoring survey: 1990-1994
2.1 Water/wind erosion? Water
2.3 Area monitored: 16 km2
2.4 Character of area: Red soil and purple soil; cultivated land; barren land; subtropical monsoon climate
2.5 Frequency of monitoring: Varied depending on the times of rain
2.6 What fraction of fields in the monitored area were included in the survey? Only fields that eroded
2.7 How were estimates of erosion made? Measurement of volume of runoff, soil loss
2.8 Were air photographs used? Available for some years but not relied upon
2.9 For each erosion site, information recorded: Location (Xingguo County, Jiangxi Province). Contributing area (km2-from map). Slope length (m-from map). Gradient (deg-from clinometer). Slope shape (convex etc.-from map). Erosion form (interrill, rill and gully erosion). Volume soil moved (ton). Crop type (some rice). Management factors (mostly barren land). Soil type (red soil, etc.).


2.10 Data obtained from elsewhere: Rainfall responsible for erosion. Soil samples taken and analysed
2.11 Data calculated from above information: Erosion rate (ton/ha). Timing of erosion (date)
2.12 Meterological station density and type: One manual daily raingauges in area. One automatic gauge
2.13 Length of record of meterological data: Start of daily recording ranges from 1984 to 1994
3. Associated Work
3.1 Associated experimental or plot-based work: No
3.2 Associated modelling work: No
4. Documentation
4.1 Published reports of the monitoring survey and/or results: Report in Press
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? No
6.2 Funding agency for the survey:
6.3 Any other details:

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