The Clay Ratio as a Criterion of Susceptibility of Soils to Erosion1

  title={The Clay Ratio as a Criterion of Susceptibility of Soils to Erosion1},
  author={George John Bouyoucos},
  journal={Agronomy Journal},
  • G. Bouyoucos
  • Published 1 September 1935
  • Chemistry
  • Agronomy Journal
The Sand + Silt/Clay ratio in soils is suggested in this paper as a possible criterion of judging the relative susceptibility of soils to erosion. This ratio is designated as the clay ratio. It was compared with the erosion ratio by using the same soils and the same mechanical analyses of these soils as reported by the U. S. Bureau of Chemistry and Soils. The comparison shows that with few exceptions the two ratios agree fairly well in indicating the general susceptibility of soils to erosion. 

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