Pedosphere 16(3): 339--344, 2006
ISSN 1002-0160/CN 32-1315/P
©2006 Soil Science Society of China
Published by Elsevier B.V. and Science Press
Gully impact on soil moisture in the gully bank
ZHENG Ji-Yong1, WANG Li-Mei3, SHAO Ming-An1, WANG Quan-Jiu1 and LI Shi-Qing1
1 State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dry Land Farming on the Loess Plateau, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100 (China). E-mail:
2 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101 (China)
3 College of Life Sciences, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100 (China)
      In order to preliminarily look at rules for soil moisture changes in the bank of the gully and to provide some recommendations for vegetative restoration in gully bank regions in the Loess Plateau, changes of soil moisture with depth and distance to the gully edge and their dynamic changes with time were observed to study the soil water characteristics in the bank of the gully. The results showed that soil water content increased with increasing distance from the gully edge, whereas for the same time period, the closer the distance to the gully wall, the greater the water loss; and that the influential distance of side evaporation decreased as depth increased.
Key Words:  gully bank region, influential distance, side evaporation, soil moisture
Citation: Zheng, J. Y., Wang, L. M., Shao, M. A., Wang, Q. J. and Li, S. Q. 2006. Gully impact on soil moisture in the gully bank. Pedosphere. 16(3): 339-344.
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