Erosion of soils due to rainfall impact - an interpolation method

J-Y Parlange, W. L. Hogarth, B. C.P. Heng, G. C. Sander, David Andrew Barry, A. Brovelli, S. Jomaa, M. B. Parlange, P. B. Hairsine, T S Steenhuis, H. J. van Meerveld, C. W. Rose

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An approximate analytical solution of the Hairsine-Rose model of erosion is obtained by interpolation of asymptotic expressions for large times and great distances. The solution, when erosion is initiated by rainfall impact, is both simple and accurate. The results are illustrated by comparison with a numerical solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-579
Number of pages5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Erosion
  • Interpolation
  • Rainfall impact
  • Shield formation

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