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Table 1 Conditions used in the deterioration test

From: A controlled field experiment to investigate the deterioration of earthen heritage by wind and rain

Run Process Condition Test area Rational for condition
1 Clean wind for 5 min at: 12 m s−1 A Threshold in wind tunnel studies
2 17 m s−1 B Maximum wind speed in storm at Suoyang (14th–15th Aug 2018)
3 25 m s−1 C Highest wind speed recorded at Suoyang in 2015–2016
4 Sediment-laden wind 80 g min−1 for 5 min at: 12 m s−1 A Threshold in wind tunnel studies
5 15 m s−1 C Intermediate wind speed as 17 m s−1 caused visible damage
6 17 m s−1 B Maximum wind speed in storm at Suoyang (14th–15th Aug 2018)
7 Rainfall at 0.2 L/min for: 20 s C The time at which visible deterioration occurred
8 1 min B Volume of water is equivalent to the 2nd highest maximum daily rainfall in 2018 at Suoyang
9 2 min A Volume of water is equivalent to the maximum daily rainfall in 2018 at Suoyang