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Recovery of compacted soils in Mojave Desert ghost towns.

Soil Science Society of America Journal

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Abstract

Residual compaction of soils was measured at seven sites in five Mojave Desert ghost towns. Soils in these Death Valley National Monument townsites were compacted by vehicles, animals, and human trampling, and the townsites had been completely abandoned and the buildings removed for 64 to 75 yr. Recovery times extrapolated using a linear recovery model ranged from 80 to 140 yr and averaged 100 yr. The recovery times were related to elevation, suggesting freeze-thaw loosening as an important factor in ameliorating soil compaction in the Mojave Desert. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Recovery of compacted soils in Mojave Desert ghost towns.
Series title:
Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume
50
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Soil Science Society of America Journal
First page:
1341
Last page:
1344
Number of Pages:
4