Effectiveness of erosion control measures along the Qinghai-Tibet highway, Tibetan plateau, China

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Title Effectiveness of erosion control measures along the Qinghai-Tibet highway, Tibetan plateau, China
Author Xu, Xianli; Zhang, Keli; Kong, Yaping; Chen, Jiding; Yu, Bofu
Journal Name Transportation Research Part D
Year Published 2006
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Abstract Severe runoff and water erosion can occur from road sideslopes. To investigate the magnitude of runoff and soil loss from road embankment and the effectiveness of a range of engineering and non-engineering erosion control measures, runoff and soil loss were measured along the Qinghai–Tibet highway near Tuotuo river in the summers of 2003 and 2004. The site is characterized by its high altitude, low summer rainfall and permanently poor vegetation cover. The results show that engineering measures can be effective in the short term, while re-vegetation of the road sideslopes is effective when the vegetation cover is established. A combination of lattice and re-vegetation is most effective overall.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13619209
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2006.06.001
Volume 11
Page from 302
Page to 309
ISSN 1361-9209
Date Accessioned 2007-03-15
Date Available 2010-07-06T07:00:43Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Atmospheric Environment Research Centre
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Environmental Technologies
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/14361
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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