Een bodemkartering van Noord-Limburg (gemeenten Ottersum, Gennep en Bergen)

J. Schelling

    Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


    Northern Limburg, badly damaged during the war from 1940-45, was studied in relation to the design of a rural plan. Soil survey was necessary to establish suitability for crops and soil improvement.

    The genesis took mainly place during the Wnrm glaciation; the Rhine and Meuse were braided rivers, depositing gravelly and sandy materials. During the degeneration of these rivers, more sandy and loamy deposits originated, the 'Hochfflutlehm', mainly pre-Allerod. From the Meuse valley sands were blown eastwards (Preboreal and Boreal), forming a broad area of inland dunes. In the Boreal the transition to a meandering system took place and Holocene deposits replaced the 'loams'.

    The results of the survey allowed propositions on reclamation and improvement of drainage and soils. Suitability for crop production was derived from the soil maps, farmers' experience, yield figures and rental values. The landscape was dated by pollen analysis of peaty layers.

    Original languageDutch
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Wageningen University
    • Edelman, C.H., Promotor, External person
    Award date30 May 1952
    Place of Publication's-Gravenhage
    Publication statusPublished - 1952


    • soil surveys
    • maps
    • soil formation
    • netherlands
    • noord-limburg

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