versão impressa ISSN 0103-9016
FRANCA, G.V. de e DEMATTE, J.A.M.. Soil survey and photographic interpretation of drainage network from soils developed from Bauru sandstone. Sci. agric. (Piracicaba, Braz.) [online]. 1993, vol.50, n.1, pp. 77-86. ISSN 0103-9016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-90161993000100012.
Drainage network and quantitative parameters necessary for pedologic interpretation were obtained by means of aerial photographs in the 1:25.000 scale. The study area has approximately 700 km2 and is located in the western part of Sao Paulo State. The rock substrate of the soils was identified as Bauru sandstone. The composition of drainage networks in watersheds was determined to the third order of ramification; drainage densities were detennined by circular samples. Drainage density values showed differences between podzolic soils and the red-yellow latosols. With the aid of this parameter it was possible to separate intergrade soil groups.
Palavras-chave : soil survey; pedologic photointerpretation; drainage density.