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  1. Vol. 47 No. 5, p. 1054-1056
     
    Received: July 23, 1982


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1983.03615995004700050047x

Atterberg Limits as Indices of External Surface Areas of Soils1

  1. J. E. Hammel,
  2. M. E. Sumner and
  3. J. Burema2

Abstract

Abstract

Surface area measurements on soils are usually laborious and require expensive equipment. The relationship between Atterberg limits (plastic and liquid) and surface area is investigated with a view to being able to estimate the latter from the former. The results show that there is a very strong relationship (r2 > 0.9) which permits surface area to be estimated rapidly and cheaply.

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