(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1993)

Document title

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

published at : Geopotential and ecology. Analysis of a desert region

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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)


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena. Supplement / ISSN 0722-0723

Editor : Catena-Verlag Rohdenburg, Cremlingen - ALLEMAGNE (1982)

Millesime : 1993, no 26 [pp. 123-153]

Bibliographic references : 40 ref.




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