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Soil Sequences of Western Samoa

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Title: Soil Sequences of Western Samoa
Authors: Schroth, C.L.
Issue Date: Jul 1971
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Schroth CL. 1971. Soil sequences of Western Samoa. Pac Sci 25(3): 291-300.
Abstract: The two important regional genetic factors
governing the formation of the soils of the volcanic
high islands of the Pacific are the age of
the parent rock and the amount and distribution
of rainfall. The islands of Upolu and
Savai'i in Western Samoa offer an excellent
opportunity to study the effects of these two
factors upon soil development. The islands experience
wide ranges of orographic rainfall and
have parent rocks of different ages.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 25, Number 3, 1971

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