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What does HW stand for?

HW stands for Highly Weathered (soil mechanics)

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Due to the topographical stress developed in the region, a mountain which must have highly weathered caved in and there is a danger that other such hillocks in the region may also suffer the same fate," Nitish Priyadarshi said.
Regarding the latter, OTA notes that because the continent did not experience the glaciation that created robust soils elsewhere, African soils tend to be highly weathered, low in humus (important for providing nutrients and retaining moisture) and very susceptible to damaging environmental processes like erosion and mineral leaching.
Due to the topographical stress developed in the region, a mountain which must have highly weathered caved in and there is a danger that other such hillocks in the region may also suffer the same fate," Nitish Priyadarshi said.