The aim of the present research was to investigate the mechanisms leading to the erosion and destruction of terraces under Mediterranean climatic conditions, with special focus on the bulge of the terrace retaining wall. The main research area were abandoned terraces in the Western Galilee in Israel. Experimental plots to measure runoff and sediment yield were installed in the abandoned and cultivated terraces. Runoff coefficients for most plots were less than 1% and highest sediment yield was 8.3 g/m2 for one plot. Runoff and sediment yield were high in the steep slopes sites and low in the low gradient terraces.
|Translated title of the contribution||Physical and social aspects of land degradation in mediterranean highland terraces: A geodiversity approach|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Annales-Anali za Istrske in Mediteranske Studije - Series Historia et Sociologia|
|State||Published - 2016|
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- Agricultural terraces
- Land degradation
- Mediterranean-type climate
- Soil erosion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (all)