Rock fragments protect soil against erosion
by Antonio Jordán, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
This is a view of a burnt area in Navalón (Valencia, eastern Spain). After the fire, when the vegetation cover is lost, rock fragments protect soil from the direct impact of raindrops, interrupt runoff, channel water and help to maintain the structure and porosity of soil immediately beneath them, creating a mosaic of infiltration / runoff.
Taken on 4
Submitted on 08 July 2014
Credit: Antonio Jordán (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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