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- Nearing, M.A.; Kimoto, A.; Nichols, M.H.
- Journal of geophysical research 2005 v.110
- semiarid zones; watersheds; shrubs; grasses; hills; slope; soil erosion; runoff; sediment deposition; sediment yield; spatial variation; vegetation; rocks; landscape position; cesium; radiolabeling; Arizona
- ... This work investigates spatial patterns of hillslope erosion and sediment yields in a semiarid ecosystem considering influences of vegetation, slope, rocks, and landscape morphology. The 137Cs inventories were measured on one shrub and one grassed watershed in southeastern Arizona. Calculated mean erosion rates in eroding areas were 5.6 and 3.2 t ha-1 yr-1, and net erosion rates for the entire wat ...