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

Details:

Title

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

Other title

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

Creator

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

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; 78/24

Date

1978-02-26

Description

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

Notes

Date:1978; Bibliographhy: p. 103.

Language

English

Subject

Land use -- Northern Territory -- Ord River Region

Publisher name

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

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

78/24

Format

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

File type

application/pdf.

ISBN

0642913684

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/228986

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/673490

Page content

Antrim 1 (AI) Etch surface ~ V v v Province - 3. Geology Landform Soils Vegetation Residual weathered Basalt basalt agglomerate outcrop ! Small clay plain ~ V V V V V v v 'V V V V Antrim Plateau volcanics (Blackfella Rockhole member) . Etch surface on relatively unweathered volcanics following stripping of weathered basalt agglomerate overlay. Short, broken slopes to 3, relief 10 ft, basalt outcrop with residual weathered agglomerate; some small clay plains. Reddish loamy skeletal soils with abundant volcanic stones, sometimes moderately deep_ Some inclusions of brown cracking clays with volcanic stone similar to those of U land system. Hummock grassland (Triodia roscida) with sparse overstorey of E.terminalis, T.arostrata. A variety of shrubs and under~hrubs grow between the spinifex clumps, e.g. Pterocaulon, Grevillea, Trachymene, Gossypium and Pterigeron. Vegetation on small areas of cracking clay within the land system is described under L land system. - 52


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