Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Solid Earth, 7, 469–479, 2016
Solid Earth, 7, 469–479, 2016

Research article 30 Mar 2016

Research article | 30 Mar 2016

The effectiveness of jute and coir blankets for erosion control in different field and laboratory conditions

Jana Kalibová et al.

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Cited articles

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Short summary
Jute and coir geotextiles (GTXs) significantly reduced the volume of surface run-off induced by simulated rainfall. “No-soil” conditions used during the laboratory experiment guarantee data based on GTX properties only. Contrary to our expectations, the performance ranking of GTXs in the laboratory did not match the field records. Soil did not influence all GTX samples equally. Further research may shed light on the variability of GTX effectiveness reported in available studies.