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Balloon and core sampling for determining bulk density of alluvial desert soil

Soil Science Society of America Journal

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Abstract

Samples were collected from major strata in the upper 5 m of an alluvial soil profile in the Amargosa Desert of southern Nevada to compare rubber-balloon and drive-core bulk-density measurement methods. Outside the range of fine-soil texture, where soil consistency was either very loose or very hard, the core method appeared to sample inaccurately, resulting in bulk-density values less than those determined by the balloon method. Under the severe sampling conditions encountered, large decreases in the relative accuracy of the core method were not directly related to rock-fragment content, but were related to extremes in the cohesiveness of the strata sampled. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Balloon and core sampling for determining bulk density of alluvial desert soil
Series title:
Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume
55
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1188
Last page:
1190
Number of Pages:
3