TERRAIN EVALUATION IN WEST MALAYSIA, PART 2--LAND SYSTEMS OF SOUTH WEST MALAYSIA

This report describes land system mapping applied in the south of West Malaysia. Together with part 1, Terrain Classification and Survey Methods, it demonstrates the use of terrain classification and evaluation in a humid tropical environment. The purpose of terrain evaluation is to assist project managers and field surveyors to locate the most suitable areas for a project and to plan a field sampling programme appropriate to the variability of the soils. Its particular advantages are speed of mapping, application in several different disciplines, and storage of information in an accessible and re-usable form. The terrain is classified into small and large scale mapping units (land systems and land facets). A description of the topography, soil profile and water relations is given for each land unit, with additional information on the engineering properties of the soils. Land systems are identified on a 1:250,000 scale map, grouped into major topographic and geological units. Differences in the engineering properties of the soils were found to be significant only at this level, owing to the intense nature of the weathering. The map also forms the key to the land facet associtions, to provide a complete breakdown of the topography and soils for site investigations. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lawrence, C J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 164 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL Suppl. Rpt. 378
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM