Encyclopedia of Agrophysics

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan Gliński, Józef Horabik, Jerzy Lipiec

Aggregation Indices

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3585-1_515

Soil aggregation may be determined through the following indices: dispersion ratio, Wischmeier’s erodibility index, clay dispersion index, clay flocculation index, geometric mean diameter and mean -weigh diameter.


  1. Igwe, C. A., Akamigbo, F. O. R., and Mbagwu, J. S. C., 1995. The use of some soil aggregate indices to assess potential soil loss in soils of South-Eastern Nigeria. International Agrophysics, 9, 95–100.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011