Soil erosion processes are the result of the interaction of rainfall, runoff, wind and human activities with soil properties. The quantification of soil erosion and its related processes and their interaction with climate and land use changes is, after some decades of investigations, still a challenge. Meeting this challenge requires the combination of models with good quality field and laboratory experiments. It is these experiments that this session will focus on.
Within the session, we wish to get an overview about different methodologies developed for investigating different soil erosion and runoff generation processes and help to develop and discuss sound experimental designs for developing process understanding at a range of scales.
We invite contributions concerning the development of measurement techniques, field and laboratory application of experimental methods, experiments concerning, fluvial erosion, wind erosion, mass movements, concepts for bringing together the results from experiments with the behaviour of natural systems.