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Peat Soils of PNG

Peat Soils or Histosols

Reference: Bellamy, J.A & McAlpine, J.R (1995).
Papua New Guinea Inventory of Natural Resources, Population Distribution and Land Use Handbook (2nd edition),
PNGRIS Publication No.6, CSIRO - AIDAB,queensland complete Printing Services, Australia, 155 pp

Classification based on codes shown below (See Table III - 14. codes for soil class on page 143 of reference above);

211 = Cryofolists Freely drained, little decomposed and mostly shallow organic soils found in cold climates (10326.64589 km2 dark blue colour)

212 = Tropofolists Freely drained, little decomposed and mostly shallow organic soils (7586.96384 km2 blue colour)

220 = Sulfihemists Swampy, half decomposed, organic soils which become strongly acidified upon aeration (385.7394345 km2 dark green colour)

222 = Tropohemists Swampy, half decomposed, organic soils often with interbedded mineral layers (35662.23353 km2 green colour)

231 = Cryofribists Swampy, slightly decomposed, organic soils found in cold climates (98.97063623 km2 yellow colour)

232 = Tropofribists Swampy, slightly decomposed, organic soils often with interbedded mineral layers (22675.85172 km2 light yellow colour)

241 = Troposaprists Swampy, highly decomposed, organic soils often with interbedded mineral layers (2093.047972 km2 pink colour)

conversion of tabs to idrisi then shapefiles latlong kilometres

1995 PNGRIS layers Allndat

WGS84 projection Scale : 1:500,000

XTools = Calculation of area in square kilometre and hectares

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Peat Soils of PNG

Peat Soils or Histosols

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Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority
Modified 19 July 2021
Release Date 19 July 2021
Identifier 8ed1aade-ccb3-46e2-a105-91774614c8a4
License Public
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Author Gerard Natera
Contact Name Gerard Natera
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