What is the soil classification system??
The system is mostly used for pavement construction. Soils are pided into 7 primary groups, designated as A – I, A – 2,…, A – 7 as shown in the below picture. Group A – 1 is pided into two subgroups and group A – 2 into four sub-groups.
What are soil types??
At the initial stage of the development of modern soil classification, soil types in the sense of V.V. Dokuchaev and his successors were archetypes. The names of soil types were mainly borrowed from folk soil classifications: the words chernozem, solod, solonetz, rhendzina were used by Russian, Ukrainian and Polish peasants for ages.
How is soil classified on the basis of the size??
Soil is classified on the basis of the size of their particles. The purpose of soil classification is to arrange various types of soils into groups according to their engineering properties. Inpidual solid particle in a soil can have different sizes and this characteristic of soil can have a significant effect on its engineering properties.
How are soils classified in Canada??
Soils in Canada are classified according to the Canadian System of Soil Classification (CSSC), a formal taxonomic system with a hierarchy of six levels. The highest level in the CSSC, the order, is based on diagnostic horizons that reflect the effects of the dominant soil-forming process. There are 10 soil orders.