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  1. Vol. 53 No. 5, p. 1605-1607
     
    Received: Apr 26, 1988
    Published: Sept, 1989


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1989.03615995005300050055x

Soil Surface Salty Crusts and Water Loss by Evaporation

  1. Fernando A. Galizzi and
  2. Norman Peinemann 
  1. Agronomy Faculty, Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero, 4200 Santiago del Estero, Argentina
    Agronomy Dep., Universidad Nacional del Sur, 8000 Bahia Blanca, Argentina

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Water evaporation measurements in small soil columns saturated with different salt solutions show that the surface salty crusts affect the water content as well as the water movement in the soils in the order: NaCl < Na2CO3 < Na2SO4 < MgSO4. Morphological observations suggest that these differences are due to the deposited salt crust.

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