Distance, time and scale in soil erosion processes
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Volume 35, Issue 13, pages 1621–1623, October 2010
How to Cite
Kirkby, M. J. (2010), Distance, time and scale in soil erosion processes. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, 35: 1621–1623. doi: 10.1002/esp.2063
- Issue published online: 11 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 JUN 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 14 JUN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 20 APR 2010
- soil erosion;
- selective transportation;
- surface and sub-surface conditions
This commentary brings together, as a virtual Special Issue, a number of recent papers in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms that are all related to issues of scale in soil erosion. Empirical concepts that were developed in the 1940s are now in need of re-thinking, and papers are increasingly exploring, through modelling and measurement, appropriate ways to recognize the mechanisms that connect processes across time and space scales. Issues include a more nuanced approach to selective transportation, responses to variability in surface and sub-surface conditions and the need to analyse measurements in ways that can be transferred between sites and storms. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.