This book collates the author's and other workers' experiences in terrain evaluation. It has the objective of giving assistance to earth scientists, people using and managing land, students and to people involved in the specialist interests of agriculture, civil engineering military activities, meteorology, climatology, hydrology, building planning, conservancy and archeology. The three main parts of the book are concerned respectively with the principles, practical systems and methods of terrain evaluation. These are followed by a brief discussion of the future. The first part includes information relating to the interpretation of maps; classification systems based on regional differences; landscape and geomorphology. Parametric classification is discussed as is the role played by vegetation. The second part describes the specialist practical systems that have been used in soil science, agriculture, pasture, forestry, military activities, civil engineering, meteorology, climatography, hydrology and landscape and recreational planning. It includes examples of each. The third part is concerned with the various methods that are used including the exploitation of existing data, remote sensing systems, landscape sampling, and field techniques (geological, geomorphological, pedological and ecological). It includes information on data storage. An Appendix gives an example of the sampling of a large area and there is an extensive list of references. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Reading University

    Whiteknights Park
    Reading, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mitchell, C W
  • Publication Date: 1973


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 235 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Textbook
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM