Erosion Behavior and Control on a Stripmined Latosolic Soil

Date
1961-10
Authors
van't Woudt, Bessel D.
Uehara, Goro
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Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Hawaii
Abstract
Bauxite is an aluminum-rich end product of soil weathering under certain conditions of favorable drainage in tropical regions. The ore is thus concentrated at the surface and its mining entails stripping the soil for some depth. Any stripmining brings with it a danger of devaluating the land by exposing subsoil and compacting its surface. Prior to mining, methods of restoration of the exposed subsoil should thus be studied. To this end, experimental work was started on t e island of Kauai on a site which appeared promising as a first area to be min ed .
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erosion control, surface mining, tropical soils, forest soils, Hawaii
Citation
Van't Woudt BD, Uehara G. 1961. Erosion behavior and control on a stripmined latosolic soil. Honolulu (HI): Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Hawaii. 38 p. (Technical Bulletin, 46)
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