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dc.contributor.authorAbreu, Maria Eugenia
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T23:25:47Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T23:25:47Z
dc.date.issued2005-12
dc.identifier.otherabreu_maria_e_200512_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/abreu_maria_e_200512_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22862
dc.description.abstractA combination of different characteristics may affect the permeability behavior of a soil. Saturated hydraulic conductivity or permeability (Ks) was measured in situ at five sites in the Georgia Piedmont in order to examine relationships between Ks and soil morphological features. At each site, Ks was measured at seven locations on each of the three transects extending from summit to footslope components of the hillslope. At each location Ks was measured at three different depths with a compact constant head permeameter. Lab analyses were conducted with samples taken from the field to associate morphological features with soil permeability behavior. Results of this study indicate that field Ks measurements varied according to the parent material that developed that soil. Soils with considerably high permeability typically developed from felsic parent material and soils with low permeability typically originated from mafic parent materials. For each location within a site, horizon nomenclature had a great impact on the movement of water and these differences were further analyzed in the lab. Particle size distribution, bulk density, and CEC were examined to provide detailed information about horizon characteristics. Landscape (hillslope) was not a major factor affecting the field Ks and no pattern was observed for the hillslope component.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectsaturated hydraulic conductivity
dc.subjectbulk density
dc.titlePermeability estimates for soils in the southern piedmont of Georgia.
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentAgronomy
dc.description.majorAgronomy
dc.description.advisorLarry T. West
dc.description.committeeLarry T. West
dc.description.committeeMiguel L. Cabrera
dc.description.committeeDavid E. Radcliffe


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