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00:17 Feb 18, 2006
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German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology / geomorphology
German term or phrase: Verspülung
used in text on soil erosion (in connection with "Abspuelung, unterspuelung ...") How would you translate it?
lmulter
United States
Local time: 10:13
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3 +1sheet erosion
Kim Metzger
3wash-away
swisstell


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verspuelung
wash-away


Explanation:
contrary to wash-out (Unterspülung)

swisstell
Italy
Local time: 19:13
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 8

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neutral  Kim Metzger: The asker is looking for geological terms.
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
sheet erosion


Explanation:
I can't be certain, but based on this info it seems to be a reasonable assumption.

Abspülung – downwash
Verspülung – sheet erosion
Unterspülung – washout, underwashing


Darüber hinaus führen Starkregenereignisse zu Beginn der Regenzeit häufig zur Erosion der obersten Bodenschicht. Dies bedeutet eine Verspülung der Samenbank, da in semiariden Ökosystemen die Diasporen meist in den obersten Zentimetern des Substrats akkumuliert sind (VEENENDAAL et al. 1996).

http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/volltexte/2003/432/pdf/11w1274.p...

Sheet Erosion
Although often difficult to recognise, sheet erosion is responsible for extensive soil loss in both cultivated and non-cultivated environments. Sheet erosion occurs as a shallow 'sheet' of water flowing over the ground surface, resulting in the removal of a uniform layer of soil from the soil surface.

• Rarely seen but accounts for large volumes of soil loss.
• Sheet erosion rarely flows for more than a few meters before concentrating into rills.

http://www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/TPRY-5Z65Y4?o...

To assess soil loss through sheet erosion, pattern of biomass incorporation and crop combination were tested in an alley cropping system.

http://www.laguna.net/philippagricsci/vol3-2004.htm

Die Böden sind mehrschichtig, d.h. sie sind teils in jüngeren Sedimenten (Deckschichten) entstanden, die dem Gestein aufliegen. Die Deckschichten sind durch Verspülung entstanden,
was flächenhaft nur bei einer relativ lichten Vegetationsdecke und nicht unter der heutigen Regenwaldvegetation möglich ist.

http://www.giub.unibe.ch/d/Jahresbericht GIUB_Ggb 01_02.pdf

Die meisten Bodenbildungen, die in diesem Zusammenhang interessieren, sind auf Ablagerungen des Wassers entstanden. Dabei darf man nicht nur an größere fließende oder stehende Wassermassen denken, sondern auch an die Abspülung und Ablagerung im Nahbereich, also an eine Art Verspülung. Der Sedimentationsvorgang im strömenden und stehenden Wasser wird im Abschnitt „Löß Theorie“ angesprochen. Dazu sind an dieser Stelle jedoch einige Anmerkungen nötig.

Bei Verlagerung in „nicht fließendem Gewässer", also einer flächenhaften Verspülung bleiben höhere Bodenstrukturen erhalten. Derartige Ausgangssubstrate täuschen eine intensive Bodenbildung unter extremen Verhältnissen vor.

http://www.makumee.de/Lossforschung/lossforschung.htm



Kim Metzger
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