This book describes sound sampling techniques for soil survey and indicates how the results may be used for estimation and prediction. The author shows how classification can enhance the utility of survey data and lead to economies in sampling. Numerical methods for classifying soils are described together with techniques for identifying classifications that seem best. A discussion is presented of the problem of allocating new soil profiles to existing classifications, and exploratory techniques for identifying relations among soil profiles and classes of soil, that is ordination methods, are outlined. Chapters on quantitative mapping and the use of computers are included. The accent throughout is on fully quantitative methods, measurement or careful estimation of soil properties of interest, and proper planning. Diagrams illustrate the methods that are more difficult to grasp. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Oxford University Press

    Press Road, Neasden
    London NW10 0DD,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Webster, R
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 279 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-19-854512-6
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM