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Record number 453926
Title Landforms and soils in eastern Surinam (South America)
Author(s) Boer, M.W.H. de
Source Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen. Promotor(en): P. Buringh, co-promotor(en): D.J. Doeglas. - Wageningen : Pudoc - ISBN 9789022003824 - 169
Department(s) Wageningen University
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 1972
Keyword(s) geologie - geomorfologie - horizonten - landevaluatie - bodemvorming - bodemgeschiktheid - bodemkarteringen - suriname - verwering - kwartair - geology - geomorphology - horizons - land evaluation - soil formation - soil suitability - soil surveys - weathering - quaternary
Categories Agriculture in South America
Abstract <br/>Quaternary geogenesis in eastern Surinam was studied by field methods and sedimentary-petrographic research. The development of the river valleys was explained in terms of changes in sea level, tectonic movements and changes in climate. A preliminary stratigraphy was established.<p/>Eight soil profiles were selected for a detailed study of pedogenesis. For this purpose the field data were combined with the results of thin-section analysis and chemical research, including X-ray microprobe analysis. To interpret the mechanical data, a rectangular diagram after Doeglas was used. The chemical data were recalculated into the normative mineralogical composition according to van der Plas & van Schuylenborgh and Burri. Thus bioturbation, clay migration, ferrallization, plinthization, podzolization and the genesis of arable soils were studied.<p/>27 soil profiles were classified by the American, the French, and the Brazilian system.
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