Accession Number : ADA269560


Title :   Physical Characteristics of Some Soils from the Middle East


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Aug 1984-Dec 1992


Corporate Author : ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Ehlen, Judy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a269560.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : This report presents soil moisture and soil texture data on 59 soil samples from eastern Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait. Very little soil moisture data are available, and although the data reported here are probably overestimates, they are reported because of the apparent lack of such data. With respect to soil texture, the soils were grouped as sandy soils or gravelly soils, and then were further subdivided using a descriptive classification based on particle size differences. A modified version of the U.S. Department of Agriculture classification was used. This classification was tested using cluster analysis. Petrographic descriptions of 11 samples are included as an appendix. Although limited, the data are reported because of an apparent interest in such data with respect to military operations in desert areas. Particle size analysis, Middle East, Soils.


Descriptors :   *PARTICLE SIZE , *MIDDLE EAST , *SOILS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , CLASSIFICATION , DESERTS , RECONNAISSANCE , SAUDI ARABIA , AGRICULTURE , TEXTURE , MOISTURE , PARTICLES , IRAQ , KUWAIT


Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE