Accession Number:

ADA528304

Title:

Soil Analysis of Samples from Area Adjacent to the Truck Gravel Course and Mesa Dust, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

Descriptive Note:

Final letter rept. 2007-2010

Corporate Author:

DESERT RESEARCH INST RENO NV DIVISION OF EARTH AND ECOSYSTEM SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-08-24

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This letter report presents a summary of field-related tasks and soil characterization results associated with selected sites at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground YPG. The investigation included the identification of dust-rich sites in the vicinity of several widely-used vehicle testing courses. Five samples were collected for particle size analysis from a total of two alluvial fan units Qf1 and Qf2. Results indicate both alluvial fan units Qf1 and Qf2 have abundant fines typical of a relatively old desert pavement soil -- finer material underlain by a gravel rich B-horizon. This analysis indicates that the selected sites would constitute adequate testing locations for dusty, unimproved road conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE