A review of the usefulness of relative bulk density values in studies of soil structure and compaction

  title={A review of the usefulness of relative bulk density values in studies of soil structure and compaction},
  author={I. H{\aa}kansson and J. Lipiec},
  journal={Soil & Tillage Research},
  • I. Håkansson, J. Lipiec
  • Published 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Soil & Tillage Research
  • The state of compactness is an important soil structure and quality attribute, and there is a need to find a parameter for its characterization that gives directly comparable values for all soils. The use of some relative bulk density value for this purpose, particularly the degree of compactness (Hakansson, 1990), is discussed in this review. The degree of compactness has been defined as the dry bulk density of a soil as a percent of a reference bulk density obtained by a standardized uniaxial… CONTINUE READING
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