What does HW stand for?
HW stands for Highly Weathered (soil mechanics)
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Red soils are widespread in the tropics; these soils are often highly weathered and generally classified into Oxisol and Ultisol soil orders (USDA Soil Taxonomy, Soil Survey Staff 2010).
5m due to circulation losses attributable to the highly weathered nature of the graphite body.
The highly weathered and the underlain partially weathered/ fractured basement are the water bearing units (aquifer zones) of the study area because they are characterized by apparent resistivity values that indicates good conductivity which implies favorable groundwater condition.
The Bilali Trend geology is characterized by gold-bearing northwest-striking quartz veins and quartz stockworks associated with intense kaolinite-sericite hydrothermal alteration in saprolite, which is highly weathered bedrock.
Subsequent visitors to the Tassili have followed Lhote's practices, accelerating the denigration of the already highly weathered and delicate rock surfaces (FIGURE 1).
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.
In the time it would take for oil to travel to the vicinity of the Loop Current, it would be highly weathered and the natural processes of evaporation and dispersion would reduce the oil volume significantly, NOAA said.
CSDD12_006 was drilled in the south immediately west of outcropping graphite, intersected highly weathered graphitic schist to 21m.