AMS Signature Series Soil Classification Kit
- Includes extendible tile probe, crucial for locating underground obstructions
- Poly-reinforced carrying case provided with convenient wheels and handles
|424.38||Signature series soil classification kit|
|Drop ships from manufacturer|
|400.57||2 1/2" Signature Open Faced Auger|
|Drop ships from manufacturer|
- (1) Ratcheting cross handle
- (1) Knurled extensions in 1' intervals
- (1) Soil color binder with chart
- (1) Extendible tile probe
- (1) Regular auger
- (1) Mud auger
- (1) Open face clay auger
- (1) Auger cleanout tool
- (3) 4' extensions
- (1) 10 lb slide hammer
- (1) 2” x 6” Split Core Sampler
- (2) Cleaning brushes
- (1) Gloves
- (1) Slip wrench
- (1) Fluoropolymer tape (for threads)
- (1) Wrenches
- (1) Poly-reinforced carrying case (wheels and handles)
The unique design of the open-face clay auger allows for quicker penetration into combination soils including mud, clay and hard-pan. Its advanced cutting head helps the auger pull itself into the ground with little effort and yields quicker soil penetration. The cylinder is made of thick, 10 gauge, high-carbon steel.
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A team of researchers led by scientists from the University of South Carolina Dornsife traveled to the Peruvian jungle to understand how sediment and plant matter travel down the Andes Mountains and into the Amazon River system, according a first-person account from Sarah Feakins, assistant professor of earth sciences at USC Dornsife.
The team focused on a tributary to the Amazon River, the Kosnipata River. They started at the headwaters, traveling up treacherous gravel mountain roads. They ended in the Amazonian floodplain, where Feakins said the river was orange from colloids in the soil.
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A study of crop lands in western Kansas has shown that inorganic fertilization increases organic carbon stocks while damaging soil’s structural quality.
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The Charles River used to be a swimming hotspot for Cambridge and Boston residents.
Decades of industrial pollution and nutrient runoff have degraded water quality and eliminated public swimming in the Lower Charles, but a movement is afoot to get Boston and Cambridge back in the water. One step toward the goal of a safely swimmable river—without the need to obtain a permit, as is now necessary—is detecting and managing the harmful algal blooms that appear on the river.
An experimental floating wetland and new research and analysis of water quality data that shows a possible effective detection system for algal blooms on the Charles River are two new steps toward the goal of safe, accessible swimming.Read More