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- Nearing, M.A.
- Eurasian soil science 1997 v.30 no.5 pp. 552
- soil erosion; sediments; runoff; rain; sediment deposition; sediment yield; rill erosion; interrill erosion; shear stress; shear strength; turbulent flow; water flow; depth; particles; equations; raindrop impact
- ... Soil erosion encompasses detachment, transport, and deposition of soil particles by the erosive forces of raindrops and surface flow of water. Average shear stresses of flowing water are on the order of Pa. They are much less than the shear strength of soils, which even for the case of tensile failure are on the order of kPa. This discrepancy is explained in terms of the coherent structure of turb ...