@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1352,
	  title     = {The Effects of Rain and Overland Flow Powers on Agricultural Soil Erodibility},
	  author    = {A. Moussouni and  L. Mouzai and  M. Bouhadef},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {The purpose of this investigation is to relate the rain
power and the overland flow power to soil erodibility to assess the
effects of both parameters on soil erosion using variable rainfall
intensity on remoulded agricultural soil. Six rainfall intensities were
used to simulate the natural rainfall and are as follows: 12.4mm/h,
20.3mm/h, 28.6mm/h, 52mm/h, 73.5mm/h and 103mm/h. The results
have shown that the relationship between overland flow power and
rain power is best represented by a linear function (R2=0.99). As
regards the relationships between soil erodibility factor and rain and
overland flow powers, the evolution of both parameters with the
erodibility factor follow a polynomial function with high coefficient
of determination. From their coefficients of determination (R2=0.95)
for rain power and (R2=0.96) for overland flow power, we can
conclude that the flow has more power to detach particles than rain.
This could be explained by the fact that the presence of particles,
already detached by rain and transported by the flow, give the flow
more weight and then contribute to the detachment of particles by
	    journal   = {International Journal of Geological and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {7},
	  number    = {4},
	  year      = {2013},
	  pages     = {229 - 232},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1352},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/76},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 76, 2013},