19. Gully Erosion: Procedures to Adopt When Modelling Soil Erosion in Landscapes Affected by Gullying

  1. R. P. C. Morgan4 and
  2. M. A. Nearing5
  1. J. W. A. Poesen1,
  2. D. B. Torri2 and
  3. T. Vanwalleghem3

Published Online: 5 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch19

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

How to Cite

Poesen, J. W. A., Torri, D. B. and Vanwalleghem, T. (2010) Gully Erosion: Procedures to Adopt When Modelling Soil Erosion in Landscapes Affected by Gullying, in Handbook of Erosion Modelling (eds R. P. C. Morgan and M. A. Nearing), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 4

    National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK

  2. 5

    USDA-ARS, Southwest Watershed Research Center, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Physical and Regional Geogra phy Research Group, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, GEO-Institute, Celestijnenlaan 200E, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium

  2. 2

    IRPI CNR, Via Madonna Alta 126, 06128 Perugia, Italy

  3. 3

    Department of Agronomy, Institute for Sustainable Agriculture – CSIC, Finca Alameda del Obispo, Apartado Correos 4084, Córdoba 14080, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190107

Online ISBN: 9781444328455



  • gully erosion, procedures to adopt when modelling soil erosion in landscapes - affected by gullying;
  • gully erosion, a major source of sediment;
  • gully erosion and gully type gully erosion - as erosion process, runoff water accumulating and recurring in narrow channels;
  • gully development - a threshold phenomenon;
  • pedological and lithological controls;
  • soil susceptibility (soil erodibility) - to inter-rill and rill erosion;
  • gully erosion models - models, predicting gully location in landscapes, soil losses caused by ephemeral and permanent gully erosion;
  • statistical techniques, applied with respect to mapping of gully location;
  • Ephemeral Gully Erosion Model (EGEM) - developed by scientists from USDA-NCRS;
  • gully erosion, hydrological and other erosion process interaction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why Model Gully Erosion?

  • Gully Erosion and Gully Types

  • Prediction of Gully Erosion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References