An aerodynamic approach in soil hydraulic conductivity estimation for investigating soil erosion degree
- 1Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, PO Box 428023, Elmenya st. house 12, of. 52, Cheboksary, Russia
- 2Kazan Federal University, Geography and Cartography Department, Institute of Ecology and Geography, 18 Kremlevskay St., Kazan, Russia, 420008 Kazan, Russia
Keywords: Surface erosion, soils, filtration coefficient, porosity, diagnostic scales
Abstract. We propose a new method for determining the degree of erosion for zonal soils of the East European Plain. This new approach uses soil porosity and filtration to determine a coefficient of aerodynamic similarity. We evaluated the degree of soil erosion on ranges of the major zonal soils of the eastern part of European Russia by applying this new method. Based on these data, we developed a diagnostic scale to determine the extent of soil erosion in this area.