Erosion-active surfaces on a pediment slope

Rowland O. Oyegun

Abstract


Erosion studies carried out on a 4 pediment slope in Nigeria under natural and artificial rainfall conditions showed that soil loss was often much greater than the accepted erosion rate of 1.05 kg m-2. Treecovered areas were highly susceptible to erosion contrary to the popular belief that trees help to reduce erosion.

Keywords


Soils; Erosion; Nigeria

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