Soil Descriptions

Descriptions of soil map units arranged physiographically (i.e. according to where it occurs in the landscape)

Soils of the coastlands, valley floors and their margins

Soils of the lowlands and foothills - moderately dissected landscapes

Soils of the lowlands and foothills - slightly dissected landscapes

Soils of the lowlands and foothills - strongly dissected landscapes

Soils of the lowlands and foothills - very slightly dissected landscapes

Soils of the uplands - moderately dissected landscapes

Soils of the uplands - slightly dissected landscapes

Soils of the uplands - very slightly dissected landscapes


Source of soil descriptions

Wright, A.C.S. 1963. Soils and Land Use of Western Samoa. NZ Soil Bureau Bulletin 22. Soil Bureau, NZ DSIR. 192p.

Land Resource Planning Study Western Samoa, Asian Development Bank TA No. 1065 - SAM, Final Report, ANZDEC Ltd Consultants in association with DSIR Land and Soil Sciences, January 1990.

Leslie, D.M. 2010. A Reference Manual for Understanding and Managing the Soil Resources of Samoa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), FAO Field Publication


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