SEMINAR BY CORRESPONDENCE ON QUALTIY IN SOIL SAMPLING

A QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE DEFINITION AND MEASUREMENT OF SAMPLE QUALITY AND THE METHODS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A SPECIFIED QUALITY WAS DISTRIBUTED TO 37 MEMBERS OF A SEMINAR, CONDUCTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL GROUP ON SOIL SAMPLING (IGOSS) DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 1971, AND 27 OTHER REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SOIL ENGINEERING PROFESSION. OTHER WRITTEN COMMENT WAS ALSO INVITED. FORTY-FIVE ANSWERS WERE RECEIVED FROM I7 COUNTRIES. AN ANALYSIS OF THE REPLIES SHOWED THAT THERE WAS GENERAL AGREEMENT ON THE NEED FOR THE DEFINITION OF QUALITY OF SOIL SAMPLES. IT WAS ACCEPTED THAT THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR SAMPLE QUALITY SHOULD BE VARIED ACCORDING TO THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THE SAMPLE WAS TO BE USED. IN PRACTICE, ONLY A MINOR PROPORTION (25%) OF EFFORT IS EXPENDED ON THE CLASS OF SAMPLING IN WHICH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO MINIMIZE DISTRUBANCE. THERE WAS GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE SCHEME PUT FORWARD BY IDEL, MUHS AND VON SOOS OF WEST GERMANY FOR A SET OF QUALITY CLASSES BASED ON SOIL PROPERTIES ALTHOUGH PROPOSALS WERE RECEIVED FOR ITS FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT. /CSIRO/

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    • Volume: 2

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  • Accession Number: 00230212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Org
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM