Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191505
Title:
Soil infiltration rates as affected by desert vegetation.
Author:
Lyford, Forest P.
Issue Date:
1968
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Soil infiltration rates on two soils measured at radial distances from the stems of palo verde (Cercidium microphyllum) and creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) were found to average nearly three times greater near the base of plants than in the inter-plant areas. Bulk density was lower and organic carbon content was higher for soil at the surface under plants than in inter-plant areas. Soil under plants often had higher percentages in either the 1-2-mm particle size range or the . 1-. 25-mm particle size range than soil in inter-plant areas. Differences in soil infiltration and soil properties can be attributed, for the most part, to increased biotic activity and deposition by wind under the plants and protection from raindrop action and animal trampling.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Soil percolation.; Soils -- Arizona.; Seepage.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Qashu, Hasan K.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSoil infiltration rates as affected by desert vegetation.en_US
dc.creatorLyford, Forest P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLyford, Forest P.en_US
dc.date.issued1968en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSoil infiltration rates on two soils measured at radial distances from the stems of palo verde (Cercidium microphyllum) and creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) were found to average nearly three times greater near the base of plants than in the inter-plant areas. Bulk density was lower and organic carbon content was higher for soil at the surface under plants than in inter-plant areas. Soil under plants often had higher percentages in either the 1-2-mm particle size range or the . 1-. 25-mm particle size range than soil in inter-plant areas. Differences in soil infiltration and soil properties can be attributed, for the most part, to increased biotic activity and deposition by wind under the plants and protection from raindrop action and animal trampling.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil percolation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoils -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSeepage.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairQashu, Hasan K.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc225186305en_US
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