Use of Forest Vegetation as an Indicator in the Interpretation and Large Scale Mapping of Soils in a Forest Zone,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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Field research into forest types and their relations to soil types, types of tertiary deposits and underlying rocks were correlated with interpretation of the same items from aerial photographs, in selected regions of the Ukraine and Karelia. Aerial spectral region photographs proved to be more suitable than black and white aerial photos. The relationship of alluvial-slopewash deposits to ravine black alder, thick fluvioglacial sands covered with foxberry pine forests and organogenic deposits with rosemary-sphagnum pine forests are the most clearly interpreted from aerial photos. Further investigations in other regions should allow generalization of the results and their introduction into forest zone soil and tertiary deposit mapping.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Soil Mechanics