Application of High Accuracy Surface Modelling to Interpolate Soil pH in Jiangxi Province

  • Wenjiao ShiEmail author
Part of the Terrestrial Environmental Sciences book series (TERENVSC)


The study area is located in the middle part of Jiangxi Province, China, and cover 6156.92 km\(^{2}\). It includes the Ji’an municipal district, Ji’an county and Taihe county. It is a typical red soil hilly region of South China. Respectively, the precipitation in the counties is 1458, 1438 and 1381 mm per annum and the mean annual temperature is 18.1, 18.4 and 19.0\(^\circ \)C which are typical values for a subtropical monsoon climate. The elevation decreases from the periphery towards the center with altitude ranging from 1204.5 to 42.0 m. According to the 1/1000 000 scale soil maps reported by National Soil Census Office in 1995 (Fig. 16.1), the soils in the study area are classified into 7 groups: red soils, paddy soils, purple soils, fluvo-aquic soils, yellow soils, alluvial soils and limestone soils.


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  1. 1.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (CAS)BeijingChina

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