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doi:10.5194/sed-6-831-2014
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12 Mar 2014
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This discussion paper has been under review for the journal Solid Earth (SE). The revised manuscript was not accepted.
Mapping soil erosion using magnetic susceptibility. A case study in Ukraine
P. Nazarok1, O. Kruglov1, O. Menshov2, M. Kutsenko1, and A. Sukhorada2 1NSC "Institute for Soil Science and Argochemistry Research n. a. O.N. Sokolovskiy", Kharkiv, Ukraine
2Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Abstract. The intrinsic element grouping of the magnetic susceptibility (MS) values is conducted. The relation between MS values and erosion index is shown. The objective of the investigation is study of the information about magnetic susceptibility of soils as a diagnostic criterion to erodibility. The investigations were conducted in the limits of Tcherkascy Tishki territory, Kharkiv district. The soils of the territory are presented by catenary row of chernozems. The study area was used in the field crop rotation. The soil conservation technologies have not been applied. The data analyze confirmed high correlation of the MS, erosive index and humus content. The possibility of MS cartogram using at the soil erodibility map is presented. The magnetic methods can be extensively used at the soil erosion investigations thanks to the speed and low cost.

Citation: Nazarok, P., Kruglov, O., Menshov, O., Kutsenko, M., and Sukhorada, A.: Mapping soil erosion using magnetic susceptibility. A case study in Ukraine, Solid Earth Discuss., 6, 831-848, doi:10.5194/sed-6-831-2014, 2014.
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