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The varying fetch effect of aeolian sand transport above a gobi surface and its implication for gobi development process

The Gobi deserts are important landscapes and major sandstorm source areas in arid northwestern China. Unsaturated sand flow and decreasing sand supply capacity is well known as the basic characteristics...

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A spatial frequency/spectral indicator-driven model for estimating cultivated land quality using the gradient boosting decision tree and genetic algorithm-back propagation neural network

Cultivated land quality (CLQ) is related to national food security. Rapid and high-precision monitoring of CLQ is crucial for the sustainable development of agriculture. However, current satellite image-based...

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Soil type-dependent effects of drying-wetting sequences on aggregates and their associated OC and N

Evaluating the impacts of drying-wetting (DW) cycles on soil aggregates and their associated organic carbon (OC) and nitrogen (N) is crucial to understand the OC and N cycles. Soils are likely subjected...

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Specific ion effects on soil aggregate stability and rainfall splash erosion

Soil interparticle forces can pose important effects on soil aggregate stability and rainfall splash erosion. Meanwhile, these interparticle forces are strongly influenced by specific ion effects. In...

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Variations in the disintegration rate of physical crusts induced by artificial rainfall in different alcohol concentrations

Disintegration is closely correlated with geological disasters and soil erosion. However, quantitative studies on the disintegration processes of physical crust controlling the soil surface erosion...

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Runoff- and erosion-reducing effects of vegetation on the loess hillslopes of China under concentrated flow

Evaluating the effects of revegetation on runoff and erosion reduction is essential for studying soil and water conservation on the Loess Plateau after implementation of China's Grain for Green Project....

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Interactions between soil conservation and dryland farming of heterogeneously eroding areas in Loess Hills, China

The unidirectional impacts of soil conservation on dryland farming and local livelihood have been well studied. However, there are gaps in literature regarding the interactions among factors, such as...

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Root tensile strength of terrace hedgerow plants in the karst trough valleys of SW China: Relation with root morphology and fiber content

Root tensile strength is commonly affected by root morphology and fiber content, which combinedly affect the effectiveness of terrace hedgerow on controlling soil erosion in sloping farmland. However,...

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Rangeland restoration in Jordan: Restoring vegetation cover by water harvesting measures

Restoration of the degraded rangelands in Jordan using mechanized water harvesting and native species planting has become key to enhancing and maintaining the productivity and resilience of fragile...

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Rangeland hillslope lengths: A case study at the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, southeastern Arizona

Rangeland hillslopes provide much of the sediment supplied to channel systems and their lengths exert a fundamental constraint on hillslope diffusive processes. However, information regarding lengths...

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Natural disaster in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil: Assessment of the daily rainfall erosivity as an early warning index

Rainfall erosivity is defined as the potential of rain to cause erosion. It has great potential for application in studies related to natural disasters, in addition to water erosion. The objectives...

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Field instrumentation for real-time measurement of soil-water characteristic curve

Suction measurement has a vital role in unsaturated soil analysis. However, measuring soil suction remains a challenging task due to a number of issues such as the limited range of suction measurement,...

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Critical review of the impact of cover crops on soil properties

Grasses as well as leguminous and non-leguminous broadleaves are the major categories of commonly grown cover crops worldwide. This review focuses on the contribution of cover crops to soil properties....

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Which are the most favourable conditions for reducing soil CO2 emissions with no-tillage? Results from a meta-analysis

No-tillage practices have a recognised beneficial impact on soil and water conservation while reducing erosion processes and enhancing soil organic matter content. However, scientists continue to debate...

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Do model choice and sample ratios separately or simultaneously influence soil organic matter prediction?

This study was performed to examine the separate and simultaneous influence of predictive models’ choice alongside sample ratios selection in soil organic matter (SOM). The research was carried out...

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Effect of Polyacrylamide integrated with other soil amendments on runoff and soil loss: Case study from northwest Ethiopia

Anionic polyacrylamide (PAM) has the potential to reduce soil erosion through soil conditioning. However, a comprehensive study about its effectiveness especially when applied combined with other amendments...

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The relative contributions of soil hydrophilicity and raindrop impact to soil aggregate breakdown for a series of textured soils

Soil aggregate breakdown is the first key factor that causes soil erosion. At present, research on the mechanisms of soil aggregate breakdown during rainfall is common. However, the research to on quantifying...

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Rainfall erosivity estimation over the Tibetan plateau based on high spatial-temporal resolution rainfall records

The Tibetan Plateau (TP) in China has been experiencing severe water erosion because of climate warming. The rapid development of weather station network provides an opportunity to improve our understanding...

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Erosion and covered zones altered by surface coverage effects on soil nitrogen and carbon loss from an agricultural slope under laboratory-simulated rainfall events

Soil erosion, one of the most serious environmental concerns, might remove topsoil and essential element from terrestrial land. However, few attentions have been given to investigating how soil erosion...

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Ephemeral gully recognition and accuracy evaluation using deep learning in the hilly and gully region of the Loess Plateau in China

Ephemeral gullies are widely distributed in the hilly and gully region of the Loess Plateau and play a unique role in the slope gully erosion system. Rapid and accurate identification of ephemeral gullies...

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Improved and sustainable agroecosystem, food security and environmental resilience through zero tillage with emphasis on soils of temperate and subtropical climate regions: A review

Tillage is one of the agricultural management practices that significantly impacts agroecosystems, crop production, and the environment. Conventional tillage (CT) practices alter the soil environment...

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Evaluation of nine major satellite soil moisture products in a typical subtropical monsoon region with complex land surface characteristics

Assessing accuracies of satellite soil moisture (SM) products in areas with strong anthropogenic activities, abundant precipitation, and dense vegetation is important but limited. In this study, performances...

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Rainfall erosivity and erosivity density through rainfall synthetic series for São Paulo State, Brazil: Assessment, regionalization and modeling

Rainfall is the main cause of erosion of Brazilian soils, which makes assessing the rainfall erosivity factor (RE) and the erosivity density (ED) fundamental for soil and water conservation. Therefore,...

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Impact of short-term organic amendments incorporation on soil structure and hydrology in semiarid agricultural lands

Soil structure plays an important role in edaphic conditions and the environment. In this study, we investigated the effects of organic amendment on soil structure and hydraulic properties. A corn field...

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Effects of forest cover type and ratio changes on runoff and its components

Changes in forest cover can affect not only the total runoff from a watershed, but also the runoff components (e.g., surface runoff, interflow, groundwater flow). In this study, based on the WetSpa...

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