Soil erosion processes are the result of the interaction of rainfall, runoff, wind and human activities with soil properties. After some decades of investigations, there is still a lack of knowledge on the process interactions and intensities at different scales. On the other hand, the advances in knowledge on erosion have raised new questions, like selective erosion processes, and for this the selective transport of nutrients and other soil constituents. Experiments are supposed to deliver data to elucidate these processes. For this, different methods have been developed for monitoring or simulating soil erosion in the field or in the laboratory. They may not only give hints about detachment, transport and deposition of solids, but also on the hydrology of runoff generation and a detailed view on flow routing on the soils surface.
Within this session, we want to gather the results of different methodologies for experimental soil erosion research and their interpretation towards the parametrisation of soil erosion models or the understanding of complex soil erosion processes at different scales.
We invite contributions concerning:
The development of measurement techniques
field and laboratory application of experimental methods
experiments concerning :
concepts for bringing together the results from experiments with the behaviour of natural systems
experiments for parametrization or the development soil erosion models