Soil Studies in South Ayrshire

Jack, Ian Cameron (1934) Soil Studies in South Ayrshire. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Special work in connection with a Soli Survey in South Ayrshire has been described. Climate, topography, geology, and farming have been dealt with. Field and laboratory methods have been detailed and a new instrument for rapid profile examination is suggested. A method for the measurement of soil colour has been dealt with in full. A comparison has been made between texture from hand examination and mechanical analysis of a large number of samples. Part of the area has been profile surveyed and a preliminary profile map is submitted. Ten profiles were examined and have been fully investigated in the laboratory and the soils have been placed in a wide scheme of classification. The value of analytical data for correlative purposes has been recognised and qualitative descriptions and empirical methods of analysis have been used as little as possible.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Soil sciences
Date of Award: 1934
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1934-80020
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 10:06
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 10:06

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