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A reconnaissance of the Corinna-Pieman Heads area-Soils


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Nicholls, KD (1957) A reconnaissance of the Corinna-Pieman Heads area-Soils. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 91. pp. 17-22. ISSN 0080-4703

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The climate of the Pieman Heads district is wet and cool enough for formation of acid peat soils (moor podzol peats) in extensive areas of restricted drainage and button grass vegetation. Under timber the soils are better drained and less organic. Morphological descriptions and analytical data are given for the peats. The sand dunes along the coast between the Interview and Lagoon rivers are mostly young and contain appreciable carbonate (shell fragments) but some are old enough to have developed groundwater podzol profiles. The agricultural potentialities of the area are slight.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 17-22
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 07:52
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
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