Articles | Volume 1, issue 2
SOIL, 1, 509–513, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-509-2015

Special issue: Advancements in data acquisition for soil erosion studies

SOIL, 1, 509–513, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-509-2015

Original research article 10 Jul 2015

Original research article | 10 Jul 2015

Gully geometry: what are we measuring?

J. Casalí et al.

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ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (review by Editor) (02 Jun 2015) by Encarnación Taguas
AR by Javier Casalí on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Jun 2015) by Encarnación Taguas
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Jun 2015) by John Quinton(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
Despite gullies having been intensively studied in the past decades, there is no general consensus on such basic aspects as the correct determination of the geometry (width and depth) of these erosion features. Therefore, a measurement protocol is proposed to characterize the geometry of a gully by its effective width and effective depth, which, together with its length, would permit the definition of the equivalent prismatic gully (EPG); this would facilitate the comparison between gullies.