The effect of algal-mold crusts on the hydrologic processes of infiltration, runoff, and soil erosion under simulated conditions.

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Title:
The effect of algal-mold crusts on the hydrologic processes of infiltration, runoff, and soil erosion under simulated conditions.
Author:
Faust, William Franklin,1930-
Issue Date:
1970
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Studies were conducted to evaluate the effects of blue-green algae and molds growing on soil surfaces on infiltration, runoff, and suspended and settleable sediment production. Two contrasting soil types were used: a fine-textured clay of the Puna series and a coarse textured river alluvium of the Anthony series. A modified type F rainfall simulator was employed to apply simulated high and low intensity rainfall to soil surfaces encrusted with or denuded of micro-vegetation. The micro-vegetation was grown on the plot surfaces under artificial conditions. Results of the study indicate that soil type and rainfall intensity influences on infiltration and runoff are difficult to separate from micro-vegetation effects. However, significantly greater amounts of suspended sediment were carried in the runoff water from the surfaces of the denuded plots than from those encrusted with blue-green algae and molds.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Runoff.; Algae.; Soil erosion.; Seepage.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Watershed Management; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Fogel, Martin M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe effect of algal-mold crusts on the hydrologic processes of infiltration, runoff, and soil erosion under simulated conditions.en_US
dc.creatorFaust, William Franklin,1930-en_US
dc.contributor.authorFaust, William Franklin,1930-en_US
dc.date.issued1970en_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.abstractStudies were conducted to evaluate the effects of blue-green algae and molds growing on soil surfaces on infiltration, runoff, and suspended and settleable sediment production. Two contrasting soil types were used: a fine-textured clay of the Puna series and a coarse textured river alluvium of the Anthony series. A modified type F rainfall simulator was employed to apply simulated high and low intensity rainfall to soil surfaces encrusted with or denuded of micro-vegetation. The micro-vegetation was grown on the plot surfaces under artificial conditions. Results of the study indicate that soil type and rainfall intensity influences on infiltration and runoff are difficult to separate from micro-vegetation effects. However, significantly greater amounts of suspended sediment were carried in the runoff water from the surfaces of the denuded plots than from those encrusted with blue-green algae and molds.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAlgae.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil erosion.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSeepage.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWatershed Managementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213415925en_US
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