Dispersive Soil Hazards

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The study of dispersive soil has a long history, and a worldwide effort has been undertaken to identify and characterize them through rigorous testing, in order to develop a comprehensive classification scheme. Ancillary research has utilized this data to develop products (i.e., filters and chemical additives) used to mitigate their affect on agriculture andwater-retaining structures. In many countries, major outreach programs have been developed to educate landholders, planners, and engineers to draw awareness toward the problems associated with dispersive soils.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Natural Hazards
EditorsPeter T. Bobrowsky
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameEncyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
ISSN (Print)1388-4360
ISSN (Electronic)1871-756X


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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