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Aggregate Stability and Size Distribution

Kemper, W.D. and Rosenau, R.C. (1986) Aggregate Stability and Size Distribution. In: Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 1. Physical and Mineralogical Methods (2nd Edition). Agronomy Monograph, No. 9. pp. 425-442.

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An aggregate is a group of primary particles that cohere to each other
more strongly than to other surrounding soil particles. Most adjacent
particles adhere to some degree. Therefore, disintegration of the soil mass
into aggregates requires imposition of a disrupting force. Stability of aggregates
is a function of whether the cohesive forces between particles
withstand the applied disruptive force.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 0585
Subjects: Soil
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:54
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 19:00
Item ID: 732