Particle Size Classification System Of Soil

Particle size classification of soil

In this system, soils are classified according to their grain size. Terms such as gravel, sand, silt, and clay are used to indicate grain sizes. The following systems are commonly used to classify soil according to their grain size.

Calcium For Lawns - The Ultimate Gu...
Calcium For Lawns - The Ultimate Guide To Applying Calcium To Your Lawn
  1. U.S Bureau of soil and Public Road Administration (PRA) System.
  2. International Soil Classification.
  3. MIT Classification.
  4. IS Classification. 

IS Classification

The IS classification system (IS: 1498-1970) first developed in 1959 and revised in 1970. This system has been derived from the unified soil classification system. In this system soils are classified as follows: 

Particle size classification of soil - IS Classification of soil

MIT Classification

The MIT classification system was proposed by Pro. Gilboy of U.S.A. In this system soil are classified as follows: 

Particle size classification of soil - MIT Classification

Read Also:

 Unified Soil Classification

Textural Classification of Soil

Types of Soil Samples