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dc.creatorArika, Caleb Nyaanga
dc.date.available2011-02-18T20:14:02Z
dc.date.issued1986-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/13277en_US
dc.description.abstractTillage to create a cloddy, ridged soil surface in areas lacking residue or any form of vegetation cover, has been determined to be an effective method for wind erosion control. Emergency tillage during a dry, windy period creates a rough soil surface which helps reduce soil blowing until vegetative cover can be established or other more permanent control practices are adopted. A wind tunnel study on clods and ridges showed clods to be a more effective wind erosion control method than ridges. This points out the need for inclusion of clod cover as a separate and important factor in studies on wind erosion mechanics, erosion control, and estimates of^soil loss with equations such as the current USDA wind erosion equation. The data from this study verified a new erosion model under development at Texas Tech University. A conflict between the two literature reviewed was explained.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectWind erosionen_US
dc.subjectSoil conservationen_US
dc.subjectWind tunnelsen_US
dc.titleA ridge and clod wind erosion model
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.nameM.S.
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant and Soil Science
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentPlant and Soil Science
dc.degree.departmentPlant and Soil Scienceen_US
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