Review of Grass Cover as a Protective Layer Against Surficial Erosion

Hussain Shah, Syed Muzzamil and Wan Yusof, Khamaruzaman and Mustaffa, Zahiraniza and Hashim, Ahmad Mustafa (2013) Review of Grass Cover as a Protective Layer Against Surficial Erosion. In: 2012 1st Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2013), 18-19 March 2013, Singapore.


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The undesirable effects on the soil (loss of fertile top soil) have been observed mainly due to erosion by water. The soil surface with an appropriate cover helps improving the soil structure for which many agronomic soil conservation practices have been used. This paper integrates that why a simple grass cover has been recommended to cope with this inevitable issue. The grass structure, influence of the root zone, grass efficiency against runoff and soil loss, and grass application at different slope angles have been studied. This paper further review the different parameters which must be considered while protecting the soil against erosion including hill slope shapes, characteristics of different plant types, proper compaction, soil modification, and cost comparison of different soil protection techniques.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Surficial erosion; Soil protection; Grass cover
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Water and environment - Water
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:9839
Deposited By: AP Ahmad Mustafa Hashim
Deposited On:11 Jul 2013 00:08
Last Modified:11 Jul 2013 00:08

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