Jin Kwan Kim, Dong Yoon Yang, Min Seok Kim and Yuichi Onda
Release Date: July 31, 2009
Evaluation of interrill erosion under forest canopy
Jin Kwan Kim1), Dong Yoon Yang1), Min Seok Kim1)2) and Yuichi Onda2)
1) Surficial Environment & Global Change Department, Geologic Environment Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources
2) Department of Integrative Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
(Received: August 18, 2008)
(Accepted for publication: July 16, 2009)
Soil loss plots on open and under canopy sites were installed to study the effect of the canopy on interrill erosion. The erosion rate under the canopy was smaller than that on an open site, and it was highly correlated with the maximum rainfall intensity for 3 hour and total rainfall, independent of the slope angle. The throughfall rate showed a relatively continuous value under high rainfall intensity conditions, although varied with rainfall intensity. When the throughfall rate was initiated at a relatively continuous value, the rainfall intensity was very similar to the threshold of rainfall intensity for erosion under a canopy. These results imply that the canopy storage had been changed due to the rainfall intensity, and this change affected the interrill erosion under the canopy. These results will contribute to the development of an erosion prediction model under a forest canopy.
To cite this article:
Jin Kwan Kim, Dong Yoon Yang, Min Seok Kim and Yuichi Onda: “Evaluation of interrill erosion under forest canopy”, Hydrological Research Letters, Vol. 3, pp.36-40, (2009) .
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