Land degradation is extensive, covering approximately 23% of the globe's terrestrial area, increasing at an annual rate of 5-10 million ha, and affecting about 1.5 bill... Academic Article uri icon


  • A large karst area of South-Eastern Italy (Puglia) is characterized by endorheic basins, whose runoff does not discharge into the sea but converges toward internal lowlands and infiltrates or flows into underground cave systems through swallow holes. In such environment whenever intense rainfall events cover large areas and rainfall intensity exceeds the discharge capacity of sinks and swallow holes,...

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  • January 1, 2015