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Classification of Acid Sulfate Soils of Peninsular Malaysia


Paramananthan, S. and Daud, Noordin (1986) Classification of Acid Sulfate Soils of Peninsular Malaysia. Pertanika, 9 (3). pp. 323-330.


Acid sulfate soils form an important group of soils in Peninsular MaLaysia, particularly on the West Coast. These soils developed over marine, estuarine and brackish water deposits can be divided into two groups - the potential acid sulfate soils and the true acid sulfate soils using the definitions established in Soil Taxonomy. The classification of these soils in accordance to the Malaysian system is discussed. The Malaysian system though based on the concepts of Soil Taxonomy has been modified to suit local conditions. Two sequences of acid sulfate soils have been recognized in Peninsular Malaysia. A key to the identification of these acid sulfate soils is also presented in the paper.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Keywords: Classification, acid sulfate soils
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2009 07:31
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:00
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/2356
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