Australian Soil and Land Survey Handbooks Series Series 4

The Australian Soil Classification Edition 2

February 2016
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    12th February 2016
  • ISBN 9781486304639
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
  • Size 6.625" x 9.625"
  • Images illus

The Australian Soil Classification provides both a framework for organizing knowledge about Australian soils and a means of communication among scientists and land managers. It is a general-purpose scheme that allocates soils to classes via a key. Classification is a basic requirement of all science and needs to be periodically revised as knowledge increases.

This second edition includes updates from a working group of the National Committee on Soils and Terrain (NCST), especially in regards to new knowledge about acid sulfate soils (sulfidic materials). Modifications include expanding the classification to incorporate different kinds of sulfidic materials, the introduction of subaqueous soils as well as new Vertosol subgroups, new Hydrosol family criteria and the consistent use of the term reticulate. All soil orders except for Ferrosols and Sodosols are affected by the changes.

R. F. Isbell

R. F. Isbell

The National Committee on Soils and Terrain

The National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST) is comprised of representatives from key federal, state and territory agencies.