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Table 4 The distribution of grain size of soil aggregates under different initial water contents

From: Effect of drying–wetting cycles on aggregate breakdown for yellow–brown earths in karst areas

Initial water content w/% Mass percent content of soil aggregates in each size range (%)
5–10 mm 2–5 mm 1–2 mm 0.5–1 mm 0.25–0.5 mm <0.25 mm
5.08 0.00 0.00 0.74 3.32 4.17 91.77
14.51 0.46 1.58 4.66 7.84 17.26 68.20
24.73 1.23 4.89 12.67 16.28 20.25 44.68
29.68 1.90 5.20 15.82 23.89 17.52 35.67
37.52 3.07 5.93 15.91 26.32 20.22 28.56