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Experimental Erosion

Theory and Practice of Soil Conservation Experiments

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
    Pages 1-4
  3. Theories and Methods for Soil Conservation Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 7-28
    3. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 29-43
    4. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 45-58
    5. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 59-72
  4. Soil Conservation Experiments: Case Studies on the Loess Plateau, China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 75-93
    3. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 95-111
    4. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 113-139
    5. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 141-149
    6. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 151-167
    7. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 169-189
    8. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 191-207
    9. Xiangzhou Xu, Tongxin Zhu, Hongwu Zhang, Lu Gao
      Pages 209-225
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 227-237

About this book

Introduction

This book is the first to systematically explore experimental erosion by integrating theory, erosion observations, and conservation applications. Although numerous books have been published on soil erosion both in English and in Chinese, none has concentrated on experimental studies on the Loess Plateau of China, in an attempt to establish a new sub-discipline: experimental erosion.

 

One main objective of this book is to highlight monitoring and modeling methods for soil scientists who design and conduct experimental studies on soil loss. Another objective, and the most important one, is to make the results of these experiments more generally available. Accordingly, we have gathered and integrated a broad range of experimental results, both published and unpublished. In-depth discussions of the experimental data and new data processing methods are also included. The work covered here represents exemplary studies in the field of soil erosion and conservation, while the new methods and findings presented will provide practical guidance for controlling soil erosion. Hence the book offers a valuable resource for graduate students, soil erosion scientists and engineers, and soil and water conservationists.

Keywords

Soil erosion Experimental studies of soil loss monitoring and modeling methods Loess Plateau rainfall simulation topography meter gravity erosion

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Hydraulic EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.Department of Geography, Urban, Environment and Sustainability StudiesUniversity of Minnesota DuluthDuluthUSA
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.School of Hydraulic EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Xiangzhou Xu is a full professor and PhD supervisor at Dalian University of Technology. His expertise includes resource sustainability, soil and water conservation, urban rainwater utilization, and topography measurement. Most of his work time is spent on the physical experiments in the laboratory as well as in field. The Topography Meter designed by him opened a new way for further development of landslide tracking and measuring. He is the principal investigator of 3 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and 1 program for the Excellent Talents in the Universities of Liaoning Province. Xu has also gained two Ministerial and Provincial-Level Science and Technology Awards as the 1st or 3rd Place Winner. Presently Professor Xu is the first or second author of 50+ journal articles, of which 18 of them are published/accepted in the SCI international journals. Xu is also the first author of a monograph in English. Professor Xu is the first author of 13 invention patents of China. Presently he is supervising four PhD students, five master students, and a visiting scholar. He is also the reviewer of about 20 SCI journals.

Prof. Dr. Tongxin Zhu is a full Professor in the University of Minnesota Duluth (USA). His research interests focus on the hydrological and geomorphic processes at the small watershed scale by integrating field investigations into simulation modeling. He is internationally recognized for his prominent studies on tunnel erosion in semi-arid climatic conditions. He has published 20 SCI-indexed papers in a range of international journals.

Prof. Dr. Hongwu Zhang is a Distinguished Professor and PhD Supervisor in the Tsinghua University (China), and the associate editor-in-chief of the international SCI journal, Journal of Hydrodynamics. He is also a leading scientist in the areas of river management and hydraulics. Presently he has authored 9 books and over 200 journal articles. He is the principal investigator of a National Key R & D Project and a Key project of the National Natural Science Foundations of China, and he also won two second prizes for National Scientific and Technological Progress Award as the third author.

Miss Lu Gao is a PhD student supervised by Professor Xiangzhou Xu in the Dalian University of Technology (China).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Experimental Erosion
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Practice of Soil Conservation Experiments
  • Authors Xiangzhou Xu
    Tongxin Zhu
    Hongwu Zhang
    Lu Gao
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3801-8
  • Copyright Information Science Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-3800-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-3803-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-3801-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly co-publish with Science Press,Beijing, China
  • Topics Soil Science & Conservation
    Hydrology/Water Resources
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