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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Mathias Römkens

Soil Scientist
(662) 232-2940
UPLAND EROSION PROCESSES
P. O. BOX 1157, MC ELROY DRIVE
Oxford MS 38655

Mission:
The mission of the Upland Erosion Processes Research Unit of the National Sedimentation Laboratory is to improve the understanding of soil erosion and sediment transport processes, to develop more effective and economically feasible erosion control practices, and to improve erosion prediction methods for better conservation planning by: (a) researching basic erosion principles and processes; (b) determining sources and characteristics of eroded sediment; (c) determining soil properties/erodibility relationships and soil profile influences; (d) improving erosion control by developing improved conservation cropping systems and structural practices such as filter and field buffer strips, stiff-grass hedges, grassed waterways, subsurface drainage, and detention ponds; (e) quantifying infiltration/sealing/ponding processes; (f) determining concentrated flow erosion and head cut development and growth; and (g) researching the application of acoustic techniques to in-situ soil physical measurements.


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