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  • Amina Nouhou Bako, Lionel Cottenot, Pierre Courtemanche, Carine Lucas, François James, et al.. Impacts of Raindrops Increase Particle Sedimentation in a Sheet Flow. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Wiley, 2022, ⟨10.1002/esp.5319⟩. ⟨hal-03485238⟩
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  • Vincent Chaplot, Frédéric Darboux, Marie Alexis, Lionel Cottenot, Hervé Gaillard, et al.. Soil tillage impact on the relative contribution of dissolved, particulate and gaseous (CO2) carbon losses during rainstorms. Soil and Tillage Research, Elsevier, 2019, 187, pp.31-40. ⟨10.1016/j.still.2018.11.010⟩. ⟨hal-01959632⟩
  • Edwige Vannier, Richard Dusséaux, Odile Taconet, Frédéric Darboux. Wavelet-based clod segmentation on digital elevation models of a soil surface with or without furrows. Geoderma, Elsevier, 2019, 356, 113933. ⟨10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.113933⟩. ⟨insu-02283237⟩
  • Edwige Vannier, Odile Taconet, Richard Dusséaux, Frédéric Darboux. A study of clod evolution in simulated rain on the basis of digital elevation models. CATENA, Elsevier, 2018, 160, pp.212-221. ⟨10.1016/j.catena.2017.09.017⟩. ⟨insu-01611865⟩
  • Frédéric Darboux, Jaqueline Dalla Rosa, Miguel Cooper. Conditions for the occurrence of slaking and other disaggregation processes under rainfall. Hydrology, MDPI, 2016, 3 (3), pp.1-9. ⟨10.3390/hydrology3030027⟩. ⟨hal-01352685⟩
  • Sophie Cornu, Laurence Quenard, Isabelle Cousin, Anatja Samouëlian. Experimental approach of lessivage: Quantification and mechanisms. Geoderma, Elsevier, 2014, 213, pp.357-370. ⟨10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.08.012⟩. ⟨hal-01458017⟩
  • Hu Zhou, Xinhua Peng, Frédéric Darboux. Effect of rainfall kinetic energy on crust formation and interrill erosion of an Ultisol in subtropical China. Vadose Zone Journal, Soil science society of America - Geological society of America., 2013, 12 (4), ⟨10.2136/vzj2013.01.0010⟩. ⟨hal-02650116⟩
  • Cédric Legout, Frédéric Darboux, Yves Nedelec, Alexandre Hauet, Michel Esteves, et al.. High spatial resolution mapping of surface velocities and depths for shallow overland flow. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Wiley, 2012, 37 (9), pp.984-993. ⟨10.1002/esp.3220⟩. ⟨hal-02651894⟩
  • Michael Antoine, Claire Chalon, Frédéric Darboux, Mathieu Javaux, Charles Bielders. Estimating changes in effective values of surface detention, depression storage and friction factor at the interrill scale, using a cheap and fast method to mold the soil surface micro-topography. CATENA, Elsevier, 2012, 91, pp.10-20. ⟨10.1016/j.catena.2010.11.003⟩. ⟨hal-02646103⟩
  • John Maximilian Köhne, Thomas Wöhling, Valérie Pot, Pierre Benoit, Sophie Leguédois, et al.. Coupled simulation of surface runoff and soil water flow using multi-objective parameter estimation. Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier, 2011, 403 (1/2), pp.141-156. ⟨10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.04.001⟩. ⟨hal-01192282⟩
  • Odile Taconet, Edwige Vannier, Sylvie Le Hégarat-Mascle. A contour-based approach for clods identification and characterization on a soil surface. Soil and Tillage Research, Elsevier, 2010, 109 (2), pp.123-132. ⟨10.1016/j.still.2010.05.006⟩. ⟨hal-00524902⟩
  • Edwige Vannier, Valérie Ciarletti, Frédéric Darboux. Wavelet-based detection of clods on a soil surface. Computers & Geosciences, Elsevier, 2009, 35 (11), pp.2259-2267. ⟨10.1016/j.cageo.2009.03.007⟩. ⟨hal-00429144⟩
  • Bénédicte Augeard, Louis-Marie Bresson, Shmuel Assouline, Cyril Kao, Michel Vauclin. Dynamics of Soil Surface Bulk Density: Role of Water Table Elevation and Rainfall Duration. Soil Science Society of America Journal, Soil Science Society of America, 2008, 72 (2), pp.412 à 423. ⟨10.2136/sssaj2006.0429⟩. ⟨insu-00388061⟩
  • Frédéric Darboux, Jean Guillaume Robin, Denis Fox. Evaluation of two soil conditioners for limiting post-fire erosion as part of a soil conservation strategy. Soil Use and Management, Wiley, 2008, 24 (4), pp.366-372. ⟨10.1111/j.1475-2743.2008.00175.x⟩. ⟨hal-02668485⟩
  • Bénédicte Augeard, Shmuel Assouline, Alexandra Fonty, Cyril Kao, Michel Vauclin. Estimating hydraulic properties of rainfall-induced soil surface seals from infiltration experiments and X-ray bulk density measurements. Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier, 2007, 341 (1-2), pp.12 à 26. ⟨10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.04.018⟩. ⟨insu-00386555⟩
  • Dennis Fox, Frédéric Darboux, Pierre Carrega. Effects of fire-induced water repellency on soil aggregate stability, splash erosion, and saturated hydraulic conductivity for different size fractions. Hydrological Processes, Wiley, 2007, 21 (17), pp.2377-2384. ⟨10.1002/hyp.6758⟩. ⟨hal-02666312⟩
  • Oumarou Malam Issa, Yves Le Bissonnais, Olivier Planchon, David Favis-Mortlock, Norbert Silvera, et al.. Soil detachment and transport on field- and laboratory-scale interrill areas: erosion processes and the size-selectivity of eroded sediment. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Wiley, 2006, 31 (8), pp.929 - 939. ⟨10.1002/esp.1303⟩. ⟨hal-01720505⟩
  • Cédric Legout, Sophie Leguédois, Yves Le Bissonnais. Aggregate breakdown dynamics under rainfall compared with aggregate stability measurements. European Journal of Soil Science, Wiley, 2005, 56 (2), pp.225 à 238. ⟨10.1111/j.1365-2389.2004.00663.x⟩. ⟨insu-00383192⟩
  • Cédric Legout, Sophie Leguédois, Yves Le Bissonnais, Oumarou Malam Issa. Splash distance and size distributions for various soils. Geoderma, Elsevier, 2005, 124 (3-4), pp.279 à 292. ⟨10.1016/j.geoderma.2004.05.006⟩. ⟨insu-00383194⟩
  • Sophie Leguédois, Olivier Planchon, Cédric Legout, Yves Le Bissonnais. Splash projection distance for aggregated soils: Theory and experiment. Soil Science Society of America Journal, Soil Science Society of America, 2005, 69 (1), pp.30-37. ⟨hal-01460811⟩
  • Sophie Leguédois, Yves Le Bissonnais. Size fractions resulting from an aggregate stability test, interrill detachment and transport. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Wiley, 2004, 29, pp.1117-1129. ⟨10.1002/esp.1106⟩. ⟨hal-02683379⟩


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  • Amina Nouhou Bako. Modélisation numérique de l’érosion diffuse des sols : interaction gouttes-ruissellement. Sciences de la Terre. Université d'Orléans, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016ORLE2027⟩. ⟨tel-01477869⟩
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