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erode

verb abrade, break down, consume, decay, deteriorate, diminish, disintegrate, dissolve, file, gradually eat away, grind, lessen, lose, make thin, rasp, reduce, rub away, scrape, shrink, strip, waste, weaken, wear, wear away, wear down, wear down by friccion, weather
Associated concepts: erode the credibility of a witness
See also: degenerate, depreciate, diminish, impair, lessen
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Caption: Figure 4: Thematic map of soil erodibility factor (K) (t ha hr/ ha MJ mm).
This prediction is based on two parameters, as follows: the sorption coefficient (s) obtained in the infiltration rate test, and the modified mass loss by immersion (Pi) obtained in the specific erodibility test.
g slope gradient, slope 2001) length, slope aspect, rainfall energy, cover, erosion control practices, erodibility and age of the roadcut embankment.
Erosion prediction on unpaved mountain roads in northern Thailand: Validation of dynamic erodibility modelling using KINEROS2.
Finally, for potential soil erosion risk map overlay analysis is performed on erodibility, erosivity and slope which is classified into low (0-5 index), moderate (5-11 index) and high (above 11 index) erosion risk areas.
The positive directions of the x- and v-axes can explain the degree of soil erodibility and amendment with zeolite, respectively, since the gathering scatter of AZ contents and CEC, and SL and SC were distributed on the positive x- and y-axes, respectively (Fig.
For example, recent lab-scale JET tests on a silty sand soil and a silty clay soil showed that both soil compaction and water content have a significant impact on erodibility.
The direct effect of digging was also to increase the erodibility of the soil by wind, and increase seven-fold the speed at which surface aggregates disperse in water compared with inter-mound surfaces.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database classifies Adams County into six wind erodibility groups (WEGs) with soil loss increasing in severity from WEG1 to WEG6.
7 Other Criteria Considered (Not Included) Floodplains Soil Erodibility Riparian Areas Natural Community Type 3.
In nonagricultural soils, the type and amount of vegetation or disturbance can also influence erodibility.
Diagram adapted from Broderson, 2000) Soil Properties Agronomic Organic Flooding Texture Bedrock Use Matter or Pan Tillage [check] [check] [check] [check] Erodibility [check] [check] Wind Water Irrigation [check] [check] [check] Drainage [check] [check] [check] Productivity [check] [check] [check] [check] Conser- [check] [check] [check] [check] vation Practices Land Use [check] [check] [check] Capability Plant [check] [check] [check] [check] Suitability Agronomic pH Subsi- CEC CaC Use dence [O.