(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Patterns in the aggregate stability of Mancos Shale derived soils

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CARPENTER D.R. (1) ; CHONG G.W. (2) ;
(1) Natural Resource Ecology Lab., Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, ETATS-UNIS
(2) U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Wyoming, ETATS-UNIS


Salt and sediment contributions to the Colorado River and its tributaries pose economic and environmental concerns for the United States and Mexico. Land use decisions promoting the aggregation of Mancos Shale derived soils are one way to reduce the transportation of salts and sediments to water resources. The AA. used a simple field test of soil aggregate stability to determine the site characteristics influencing the soil stability of sedimentary marine shale in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area in Southwestern Colorado. Ninety-six 1 m2 plots were intensively sampled to explore relationships between soil stability and the biological, chemical and physical site characteristics. Results and discussion


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 80, no1 [pp. 65-73]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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