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The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula



The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula

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by B. Wood and D. Sivertsen


Wood, B.; Sivertsen, D.; Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory


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Cobourg Peninsula


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This report describes a land system survey over the Cobourg Peninsula broadly describing landform, soils and vegetation to assist the effective planning and management of the area as a National Park.



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1. Introduction -- 2. Summary Descriptions -- 3. Land Systems -- 4. Soils -- 5. Vegetation -- Appendices -- Acknowledgements.




Land use -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula; Vegetation mapping -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula

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Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory

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iv, 80, [6] p. : col. ills. ; 30 cm.

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KENNEDY LAND SYSTEM (Ke) (182.6 km 2 i sampling sites) Lowlands adjoining the coast on the northern peninsulas. Generally flat to gently undulating terrain comprising weathered and reweathered Cretaceous sediments, often bauxitic, with lithosols and shallow lateritic~red earths; closed monsoonal forest and Eucalypt Mid-High Open Forest. Unit 1 (50%) Unit 2 (50%) 2 1 -----~----'-------;:/;:f _--1---___ --=:::::. __ 1 Lower slopes 1%; extensive pi sol ithic gravel (bauxitic) adjacent to the coast; shal-low lateritic red earths (Piso} and lithosols; Mid-High Closed Forest of noneucalypt species, dense litter layer. (Community 6). REPRESENTATIVE SITE 8. Flat to gently sloping surface 1%;, extensive gravel and stone surface cover; shallow to moderately deep lateritic red earths (Pise); Mid-High Open Forest of Euca? ypt us c7 av igera and E. b7 eeseri; dense under storey of spec i e s from the ab E:JV e commun ity ( Commun ity 5). REPRESENTATIVE SITE 14. - 16

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