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loess

a fine-grained windblown silt that is characteristic of temperate areas where thick layers of it were distributed during the retreat of the ice after the last glaciation.
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Usowicz, "Evaluation of soil-loss contribution areas on loess soils in Southeast Poland," Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol.
Because of the interaction between moisture and air, the unsaturated infiltration properties of loess soil are rather complicated [16-20].
(2008) found that K was overestimated by Eqn (1) for loess soil on the Loess Plateau.
Seasonal variations in rill erodibility for a loess soil under two contrasting tillage practices were investigated during one growing season by Knapen et al.
Soil type at the Shouyang site is Chestnut-Cinnamon Loess soil, low in organic matter and slightly alkaline.
Observations on earthworm channels and infiltration on tilled and untilled loess soil. Soil Science.
Silicon release during NaOH extraction of all loess soil samples ceased after 120h of extraction.
Corn grain yield response to topsoil depth on deep loess soil. Transactions of American Society of Agricultural Engineering (ASAE).
The dominant Malan loess soil in the region averaging 100m deep was derived from aeolian deposits dating back to the Late Pleistocene (FAO-UNESCO 1974; Cai 2001).
Further, zeolite application to loess soil with low infiltration resulted in enhancement of water infiltration by 50% (Xiubin and Zhanbin 2001).
Not so with the shrubs that struggle to survive outside the watershed in the semi-arid, loose loess soil. With the old ways, 18 mu/person (A Chinese unit of measurement.
Plant response to topsoil thickness on an eroded loess soil. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 41: 59-63.