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Moisture and frost-related soil properties.

National Research Council (U.S.) Transportation Research Board

Moisture and frost-related soil properties.

by National Research Council (U.S.) Transportation Research Board

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Published by Transportation Research Board, Commission on Sociotechnical Systems, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soil moisture -- Testing -- Congresses.,
  • Frozen ground -- Testing -- Congresses.,
  • Roads -- Subgrades -- Congresses.,
  • Pavements -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    SeriesTransportation research record ;, 675
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTE7 .H5 no. 675, TE208 .H5 no. 675
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 43 p. :
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4400126M
    ISBN 100309028159
    LC Control Number79000954

    R Relative moisture of the soil The relative moisture of the soil is expressed, for each depth, by the ratio Ha/He), where Ha is the absolute moisture of the soil and He, the absoluete moisture for a pF value of (moisture equivalent). pF is the logarithm, to b of the capillary potential.   Soil moisture affects various hydrological processes, including evapotranspiration, infiltration, and runoff. Forested areas in the lower western Himalaya in India constitute the headwater catchments for many hill streams and have experienced degradation in forest cover due to grazing, deforestation and other human activities. This change in forest cover is likely to alter the soil moisture.

      Soil properties Soil bulk density and texture. Soil bulk density (BD) (g cm −3) was affected by soil conservation ranges from g cm −3 (physical SWC for 5 years) to g cm −3 (non-conserved crop land) (Table 1).The lower mean BD value under integrated measures for 5 years might be the subsequent effects of reduced soil loss and crop . Introduction. Soil moisture in semiarid areas plays an important role in ecological hydrological processes, including evapotranspiration, infiltration, runoff, and erosion [1, 2].Maintaining a high level of soil-moisture content (SMC) can improve the capacity of ecological systems to conserve water [3, 4].Variations in soil moisture can be highly influenced by plant-soil interactions [].

      The base material is the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World at an original scale of million. Programs and data files give tabular country information on soil characteristics and derived soil properties from the map are included, such as pH, organic carbon content and soil moisture storage capability. Moisture and frost-related soil properties Hanna, A. N.; Alkire, B. D.; Tice, A. R.; Burrous, C. M.; Anderson, D. M. Abstract. The 7 papers presented deal with the following areas: expanded polystyrene concrete subbases; some factors that affect thaw strain; phase composition measurements on soils at very high water contents by the pulsed.


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