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Linking soil hydraulic properties with soil erosion estimations
Project funded by own resources
Project title Linking soil hydraulic properties with soil erosion estimations
Principal Investigator(s) Alewell, Christine
Project Members Gupta, Surya
Organisation / Research unit Departement Umweltwissenschaften / Umweltgeowissenschaften (Alewell)
Project Website https://duw.unibas.ch/de/umweltgeowissenschaften/forschung-fg-alewell/
Project start 01.04.2022
Probable end 31.03.2026
Status Active
Abstract

Linking soil hydraulic properties with soil erosion estimations
Saturated hydraulic conductivity Ks can be used to describe water movement under saturated
conditions in the soils. It differentiates the amount of water infiltrating into the soil and the amount of
water flowing over the surface as runoff. Soils with small values of hydraulic conductivity have low
infiltration rates and during intense rains, water run-off will lead to consequent soil losses and surface
transport of colloids, nutrients, and microbes, which can then cause problems of eutrophication and
pollution of downstream areas (Dexter et al., 2004).

Objectives:

1. To locate the hotspots with low saturated hydraulic conductivity and high soil erosion

2. To combine saturated hydraulic conductivity (
Gupta et al, 2021) and soil erosion (Pasquale et
al., 2017
) spatial maps to modify risk classes

Financed by University funds
   

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