D G Rossiter's urban soils page


The term "Urban" soils is a shorthand for all soils located in urbanized, industrial, trafficked, mining and military areas; these are the same soils studied by the Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic & Mining Areas (SUITMA) working group of the IUSS. They are increasingly important as the world continues to urbanise. Their classification and mapping present particular challenges. For several years I have been involved with SUITMA, mainly in the area of urban soil classification. I coordinated the group that defined the WRB Technosols reference group.



Images and descriptions of urban soils and landscapes

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Contact: D G Rossiter; Last modified: Mon Aug 11 15:04:43 EDT 2014

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