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Empirical evaluation of soil tension

P. W. Lai

Empirical evaluation of soil tension

with emphasis on variations during a drying period

by P. W. Lai

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Published by London School of Economics, Graduate School of Geography .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby P.W. Lai.
SeriesDiscussion paper -- no.58
ContributionsLondon School of Economics and Political Science. Graduate School of Geography.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20393868M

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