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Analysis of the Physical Characteristics of Bris Soil in Coastal Kuala Kemaman, Terengganu

Mohd Ekhwan Toriman, and Mazlin Mokhtar, and Gazim, 3Muhammad Barzani, and Nor Azlina Abd Aziz, (2009) Analysis of the Physical Characteristics of Bris Soil in Coastal Kuala Kemaman, Terengganu. Research Journal of Earth Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 01-06. ISSN 1995-9044

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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Sciences and Technology
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Institute of Environment and Development
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Abstract

This article discusses the results of the physiographical analysis of BRIS soil in the district of Kuala Kemaman, Terengganu. For the purpose of this study, four different land uses from three mukims were chosen. These mukims were Kijal, Telok Kalong and Chukai. The main objectives of the study were to classify the soil taken from these land uses and analyse its physical and chemical characteristics and nutrient content. More than 90% of the composition of BRIS soil is sand and the soil is considered practically worthless for agricultural purposes. The study showed that there were two main series of BRIS soil, namely Rudua and Rusila. Using temperature and moisture content as the main variables, it was shown that there was a significant relationship between sand and clay in the composition of the soil of land designated as agricultural (0.822), swamp (0.946) and industrial (0.974). Factors such as depth, drainage and profile development affected the composition of
BRIS soil. In the analysis for nutrient content, all the plots where soil analysis was conducted showed the presence of sodium (N), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), copper (Cu) and manganese (Mg), albeit in small quantities. To summarise the findings, although BRIS soil is sandy and nutrient deficient, it is possible to improve its quality by means of up-to-date methods.

Item Type:Journal
Keywords:BRIS, Soil, Sediment, Soil series, Terengganu, Malaysia
Subjects:Q Science, Computer Science
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
ID Code:9765

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