International Recognition of New Soil Discovered in UAE

Abstract

An anhydritic (CaSO4) soil discovered in the coastal lands of the United Arab Emirates has recently been recognized in the 12th edition of USDA-NRCS Keys to Soil Taxonomy. This mineral has unique occurrence in soils and has properties and uses that make it different than other soil minerals that are commonly recognized in arid and desert environments. This note records the International Recognition of Anhydrite Soil Discovered in the United Arab Emirates.

Authors
Shahid, S. A, Abdelfattah, M. A.
Year
2014
Publication Source
Farming Outlook
Publication type
Scientific Paper
Volume/Chapter/Issue
9
Page Number
20-23