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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Modal Analysis of Soils1


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  1. Vol. 25 No. 6, p. 499-503
    Received: Nov 14, 1960
    Accepted: June 21, 1961

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  1. Duwayne M. Anderson2 and
  2. R. R. Binnie3



The statistical elements of petrographic modal analysis are reviewed. The application of this procedure to soils and unconsolidated sediments is discussed and justified. Application of this method to obtain more complete quantitative estimates of mineralogical composition and pore space of soils should facilitate progress under the present system of soil classification and promote the use of objective criteria in new classification schemes.

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