A simple method for improving soil loss measurement in USLE type experiments

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Title A simple method for improving soil loss measurement in USLE type experiments
Author Ciesiolka, C.A. A.; Yu, Bofu; Rose, Calvin Wyatt; Lang, D.; Rosewell, C
Publication Title ISCO 2004 Conference Proceedings
Editor S.R. Raine, A.J.W. Biggs, N.W. Menzies, D.M. Freebairn and P.E. Tolmie
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated & International Erosion Control Association (Aust.)
Abstract Soil erosion experimentation around the world commonly uses field runoff plots from which runoff and soil loss is collected. Volume of the collected water-sediment mixture is commonly so great that sub-sampling techniques are required to estimate total soil loss in any erosion event. It has been shown that the commonly used method involving a collection tank, agitation of the water-sediment mixture and then sub-sampling can lead to serious under-estimation of total soil loss. This paper outlines and illustrates a practical, simple method for reducing the error by timing any lag that occurs between completion of stirring and sample collection, and measuring the settling velocity characteristics of the sediment involved.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.icms.com.au/isco2004/
Alternative URI http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/isco/isco13/PAPERS%20A-E/CIESIOLKA.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2004. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 0-646-43601-5
Conference name 13th International Soil Conservation Organization Conference - Conserving Soil and Water for Society
Location Brisbane, Australia
Date From 2004-07-04
Date To 2004-07-08
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/2217
Date Accessioned 2005-04-02
Date Available 2009-12-02T05:52:08Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Atmospheric Environment Research Centre
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Soil and Water Sciences
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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