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 en_US
dc.date.available 2011-02-18T20:14:02Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1986-12 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
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 en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.degree.department Plant and Soil Science en_US
dc.degree.discipline Plant and Soil Science en_US
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US
dc.rights.availability unrestricted en_US

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