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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s16.v4015

PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF SOILS ON DIFFERENT SLOPE POSITIONS IN A KARST LANDCAPE

Z. ALAGOZ
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 4, 155 - 162 pp

ABSTRACT

This study was carried out to understand the distribution of soil particles along a soil
profile on a karts landscape in the Antalya region of the Mediterranean Turkey. Three
soil profiles were opened, one on the convex slope, second on the colluvial footslope
and the third on the alluvial plain. Soil samples were taken from the profiles K1 and K2
at 10 cm intervals and from every horizon for the profiles K3. Particle size analyses
results obtained showed that particle size distribution of the soils on colluvial foot slope
and alluvial plain related to materials transported from upper slopes. Therefore on the
lower plains it is possible to see layers of red fine soil material and white travertine
particles in a sequence indicating the extent of land use and soil erosion process. Soil
erosion in the study area is one of the main factors modifying the particle size distribution
and the depth of soils.

Keywords: Particle size distribution, Kars landscape, Slope, Erosion

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