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Comparative Study of Infiltration in Soils under Forest Cover and Agriculture in Temperate Climate

@article{Mathur1982ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative Study of Infiltration in Soils under Forest Cover and Agriculture in Temperate Climate},
  author={R. N. Mathur and R. Singh and M. Gupta},
  journal={The Indian Forester},
  year={1982},
  volume={108},
  pages={648-652}
}
Under both the condition of this study, the forest land has higher initial infiltration rates of 46.8 cm/hr and 5 cm/hr and final infiltration rates of .1 cm/hr in 150 mts and .1 cm/hr in 120 mts from forest areas as compared to .1 cm/hr in 60 mts ond 0 cm/hr in 20 mts from agricultural land after snow removal and snow melt respectively, due to thick layer of humus(10 cm) beneath the forest cover; higher organic matter (7.27%), higher moisture equivalent (29.87%), higher pore space (61.60%) and… Expand