A method to estimate soil loss from erosion.

K. R. Olson, A. H. Beavers

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We have developed a new x-ray spectrograph procedure for quantifying the extent of soil loss from erosion. As a soil erodes, the mass absorption coefficient line is altered. This procedure was tested using soils with argillic horizons and should be useful for soil erosion studies in areas having Alfisols, Ultisols, and Mollisols with argillic horizons. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-445
Number of pages5
JournalSoil Science Society of America Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science


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