Clay mineral maps for western Victoria - smectite (predicted mean) 60 to 100 cm

Map of clay minerals – kaolinite, illite and smectite in Western Victoria Project: Understanding Soils and Farming Systems The objective of the study was to quantify clay mineral abundance using quantitative XRD analysis with MIR spectroscopy to formulate predictive models. This was implemented using an MIR spectral library, linked to georeferenced soil sites, to map the spatial occurrence and quantity of clay minerals (kaolinite, illite and smectite) in western Victoria,Australia. Spatial covariates used to derive maps according to GlobalSoilMap specifications are appraised for their connections with clay mineral distribution and relationship to soil forming factors.

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Author Nathan Robinson
Maintainer Nathan Robinson
Last Updated May 25, 2017, 13:36 (AEST)
Created May 25, 2017, 13:36 (AEST)
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