A ridge and clod wind erosion model

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A ridge and clod wind erosion model

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dc.creator Arika, Caleb Nyaanga
dc.date.available 2011-02-18T20:14:02Z
dc.date.issued 1986-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346/13277 en_US
dc.description.abstract Tillage 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.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Texas Tech University en_US
dc.subject Wind erosion en_US
dc.subject Soil conservation en_US
dc.subject Wind tunnels en_US
dc.title A ridge and clod wind erosion model
dc.type Thesis
thesis.degree.name M.S.
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Plant and Soil Science
thesis.degree.grantor Texas Tech University
thesis.degree.department Plant and Soil Science
dc.degree.department Plant and Soil Science en_US
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