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Soil association and land suitability maps of the Western Desert, SW Egypt

Geopotential and ecology. Analysis of a desert region

Auteurs :
ALAILY, F.
MEISSNER, B.

Description :
Using geological maps and Landsat-MSS images, the investigated area was divided into 7 geomorphological units. Each of these units were subdivided in soil associations, which are presented on a soil association map at a scale 1:1 000 000. On the basis of this soil association map of SW-Egypt, the land suitability map for irrigated agriculture (1:1 000 000) was elaborated. It shows the suitability of land for the dominant soils and for most suitable soils which occur within the soil association. 17 maps units were established according to the framework for land evaluation of the FAO (1976).


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena. Supplement (Giessen), issn : 0722-0723, 1993, n°. 26, p. 123-153, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 40 ref.

Date :
1993

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen, Catena-Verlag Rohdenburg

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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