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This new edition of Soil Erosion Research Methods retains the themes and layout of the first edition. However, most chapters have been revised and some additional chapters have been added. There are new chapters on modeling wind and water erosion. Extensive revisions and updating have been done in chapters dealing with assessment of erosivity and erodibility, erosion, crop productivity, measuring sediment yield from river basins and field plot techniques. There is extensive updating of current statistics on the ...

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Overview

This new edition of Soil Erosion Research Methods retains the themes and layout of the first edition. However, most chapters have been revised and some additional chapters have been added. There are new chapters on modeling wind and water erosion. Extensive revisions and updating have been done in chapters dealing with assessment of erosivity and erodibility, erosion, crop productivity, measuring sediment yield from river basins and field plot techniques. There is extensive updating of current statistics on the global magnitude of soil erosion by water and wind and on denudation rates. Several new authors have made significant improvements in revising and updating available information.

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Explains methods for field and laboratory experiments and computer modeling of soil erosion and its impact on crops and the environment. Updated and expanded from the 1986 edition to include more about wind erosion, new equations and models on soil loss, new measuring and assessment techniques, and perspectives from new contributors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935734188
  • Publisher: Soil & Water Conservation Society
  • Publication date: 6/1/1988
  • Pages: 244

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
1 Soil erosion by wind and water: problems and prospects 1
2 Laboratory and field plots for erosion research 11
3 Measuring sediment yield from river basins 39
4 Rainfall simulators for soil erosion research 83
5 The revised universal soil loss equation 105
6 Modeling soil erosion 127
7 Research progress on soil erosion processes and a basis for soil conservation practices 159
8 Erodibility and erosivity 181
9 Assessing vegetative cover and management effects 211
10 Monitoring soil erosion's impact on crop productivity 235
11 Wind erosion 265
12 Methods for investigating basic processes and conditions affecting wind erosion 295
Index 331
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