PubAg

Main content area

Size distribution of sediment as affected by surface residue and slope length

Author:
Gilley, J.E., Finkner, S.C., Varvel, G.E.
Source:
Transactions of the ASAE 1987 v.30 no.5 pp. 1419
ISSN:
0001-2351
Subject:
length, particle size distribution, surface area
Abstract:
Runoff samples for determination of size distribution of sediment were collected under simulated rainfall conditions at selected downslope distances on plots covered with sorghum and soybean residue at rates ranging from 0. 00 to 6. 73 t/ha. The effects of surface residue and slope length on size distribution of sediment were evaluated. Substantial movement of sediment in the form of aggregates was found for each of the residue treatments. Significant differences in size distribution of sediment occurred between residue treatements. For a given residue rate, differences in sediment size distribution were found between sorghum and soybean residue. Size distribution of sediment was also determined to be significantly different at selected downslope distances.
Agid:
17201
Handle:
10113/17201