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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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In this study, the magnitude of the relative soil water contents under the three vegetation types were BOI > CHP > SEB (Table 3), similar to previous findings for these vegetation types on the Loess Plateau (Fu et al.
In order to effectively reduce the test result discrete and distortion caused by model test conditions, we use the method of numerical simulation to study the mechanism of loess splitting grout.
Several studies have investigated the spatiotemporal variation in annual precipitation, extreme precipitation, and erosive rainfall in the Loess Plateau or in the middle reaches of the Yellow River Basin in different periods.
The reason is that the electromagnetic waves of different frequencies have differently impacted the intrinsic nature of loess permittivity.
(3) Spring Produced by Infiltration of Loess Ridge and Hilly.
Determination of heavy minerals from the Ck horizon was performed with the aim to find possible variations in loess deposition.
In this section, the Piecewise Median Underlying (PMU) method [5], the Local regression (Loess) smoothing method [3], and the Moving Average (MA) smoothing method [4] are used for extracting the main trend of the storage volume.
According to Table 2, the correlation coefficient [R.sup.2] between the Brook and Corey model data and the measured SWCC data exceeded 0.95, confirming that the Brook and Corey model applies to the remolded loess used in the test and suggesting that the initial moisture content had been appropriately controlled.
The amendment effect of biochar on soil water holding capacity and plant growth demonstrates that biochar could be an effective organic material in the field of agricultural production and ecological recovery in the Loess Plateau.
The loess soil is described as "a loose, crumbly soil comprised of quartz, feldspar, mica and other materials, which were ground into a fine powder by glaciers during the Ice Ages.
In alpine region of Loess Plateau, to do establishment of vegetation, we must first solve the core problem how to maintain the basic water demand for the normal growth and development of plant (Wei et al, 1998; He et al, 1998), and select light-resistant plant species.