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Report on the lands of the Ord River catchment, Northern Territory



Report on the lands of the Ord River catchment, Northern Territory

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by J. M. Aldrick, D. F. Howe and C. R. Dunlop.


Aldrick, J. M.; Howe, D. F. (David F.); Dunlop, C. R. (Clyde Robert)


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).


Date:1978; Bibliographhy: p. 103.




Land use -- Northern Territory -- Ord River Region

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Animal Industry & Agriculture Branch, Dept. of the Northern Territory

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109 p.,[23] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 29 cm.

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VI THE LAND SYSTEMS By J.M. Aldrick, D.F. Howe, and C.R. Dunlop. The mapping units for this survey have been defined as land systems (chapter I). However it is recognised that the essential mapping attribute is the scale of the work and not the nomenclature applied to the mapping units. In this case the complexity of the terrain and the size of the natural mapping units indicated that a scale of 1: 100,000 would suitably represent the landscape. In this chapter a description of each mapping unit as a whole is provided. The component parts of the mapping units are ~eferred to, but not treated separately. Where it is useful to look more closely at the mapping units, for instance where aspects of erosion are important, traditional land system descriptions are given in terms of the land units that comprise the land systems. This allows more detailed descriptions of the important areas. It is important to remember that the land units have only been identified, not mapped, and estimates of their relative proportions may therefore be inaccurate. The land systems are listed alphabetically in the following pages. - 49

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