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Table 4 Grain size fractionation of sand (>0.05 mm) and silt (0.05–0.002 mm) particles (%)

From: Characteristics of Nitisol profiles as affected by land use type and slope class in some Ethiopian highlands

Horizon Depth (cm) CS MS FS CSi MSi FSi
Profile 1: Intensive cereal upper slope (ET_ASAAP002)
 Ap 0–20 62 20 18 52 27 21
 AB 20–40 64 15 21 66 20 14
 Bt1 40–80 62 22 16 45 20 35
 Bt2 80–200 58 21 21 56 27 17
Profile 2: Intensive cereal lower slope (ET_AJJIP001)
 Ap 0–20 13 13 64 39 18 43
 AB 20–42 12 22 66 20 25 55
 Bt1 42–90 18 20 62 28 15 55
 Bt2 90–200 16 22 62 13 24 63
Profile 3: Agroforestry upper slope (ET_JIMLS-SP2)
 Ah 0–12 45 21 34 55 25 25
 BA 12–30 50 18 32 68 23 11
 Bt1 30–90 48 20 32 51 34 15
 Bt2 90–145 42 35 23 30 42 28
 Bt3 145–200 45 27 28 44 36 20
Profile 4: Agroforestry lower slope (ET_JIM-G-SLP2)
 Ap 0–10 12 23 65 20 14 66
 AB 10–30 10 28 62 39 19 42
 Bt1 30–60 7 30 63 29 23 57
 Bt2 60–105 17 25 63 29 20 51
 Bt3 105–180 15 30 55 28 24 48
  1. CS coarse sand, MS medium sand, FS fine sand; CSi coarse silt, MS medium silt, FSi fine silt