SOIL PROPERTIES THAT AFFECT EROSION

It is well known that some soils erode more easily than others. The erodibility of soils has been related to such physical and chemical soil properties as texture, structure, organic content, pH, and permeability and to such engineering properties as the dispersion and surface-aggregateion rations. This paper reviews the pertinent literature on soil erosion, concludes that the nomogrpah model developed by Wischmeier and others gives the best estimate of soil-erodibility values for most soils, and suggests that the nomograph developed by Roth and others be used to predict erodibility values for appropriate subsoils. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 68-72
  • Monograph Title: Soil taxonomy and soil properties
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026717
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM