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avoirdupois

, avoirdupois weight
a system of weights used in many English-speaking countries. It is based on the pound, which contains 16 ounces or 7000 grains. 100 pounds (US) or 112 pounds (Brit) is equal to 1 hundredweight and 20 hundredweights equals 1 ton
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Quanto aos fatores climaticos, as areas com maior intensidade pluviometrica (pluviosidade media anual / duracao do periodo chuvoso em meses) possuem maior risco de perda de solo (CREPANI et al., 2001), logo, com menor aptidao a AVDP. No que se relaciona a amplitude termica, a pressao e aos ventos nao foram encontradas referencias na literatura tecnica para fundamentar as recomendacoes em analise (Tabela 6).