TERRAIN CLASSIFICATION AND EVALUATION FOR ENGINEERING PURPOSES OF THE CANBERRA AREA, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY AND NEW SOUTH WALES

The terrain is classified for engineering purposes in accordance with a scheme known as the PUCE (Pattern-Unit-Component-Evaluation) Program. The basis of the program is that any area of land can be uniquely defined in terms of its topography (i.e. slope characteristics, underlying lithologic and structural characteristics, and soil and vegetation characteristics). By defining intervals in these terrain characteristics at suitable significant levels, valid naturalistic terrain classes may be established. The program operates at four levels: Terrain component, terrain unit, terrain pattern, and province. Definitions for all four classes are also included. The tables included contain the basic terrain data necessary to establish the terrain classification: Engineering or urban and rural data appropriate to each level in the classification may be stored against the appropriate province, terrain pattern, or terrain unit. The tables are set out in such a way that each province is described generally in trms of its terrain patterns, and each pattern is described generally in terms of its terrain units.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Org

    314 Albert Street
    East Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Grant, K
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 266 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Paper No. 22
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM