The relevance for engineering of principles, limitations and developments in land system surveys in New Guinea

Twenty eight land attributes are listed which are of significance to engineering land use, and have been measured or estimated during the aitape ambunti survey. Engineering data and assessments are presented in narrative form for each land system, and in tabular form for the lowest soil classes. For the area as a whole, such data are presented on five special feature maps: engineering materials, ruggedness and relief, drainage status, and flood and inundation hazards, agricultural soil depth and soil permeability, and hypsometric zones, whilst the vegetation and forest resources maps can also be of significance. Some aspects of climate analysis in the report are useful for engineering purposes. The reliability, precision, and utility of the surveys could benefit from advances in photo interpretation, field sampling, data treatment, and cooperation between survey and land use experts. Such improvements will require increased input, but will not necessarily alter the physiographic mapping basis of the survey.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 1593-612
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01441598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:46PM