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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Soils of the Main Ethiopian Rift Valley escarpment : a transect study

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FRITZSCHE F. ; ZECH W. ; GUGGENBERGER G. ;

Abstract

This study portrays a soil sequence of the central section of the Main Ethiopian Rift Valley, from the footslopes of the eastern escarpment to the marginal volcano structures. Six profiles under natural vegetation are described for classification according to the USDA Soil Taxonomy and World Reference Base for Soil Resources classification systems, and special site characteristics are discussed. Soil development on quite homogeneous bedrock appears essentially controlled by relief and climate, underlining the suitability of the region as a model area for in-depth gradient studies on ecosystem processes and land use

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 70, no2 [pp. 209-219]

Bibliographic references : 64 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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