Niwashi - a new tool for pedology and cover-bed stratigraphy in New Zealand
Lowe, D. J. (2000). Niwashi - a new tool for pedology and cover-bed stratigraphy in New Zealand. New Zealand Soil News, 48, 78–80.
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The Japanese Niwashi - literally 'garden master' - is a new field tool for dressing soil profiles or cleaning down stratigraphic sections comprising sottish or unconsolidated cover-bed deposits. Used for many years by Japanese pedologists, tephrochronologists, and volcanologists, the Niwashi has now become available in New Zealand. We have tried it out on a range of soils and various deposits and found it to be an excellent tool for field work in many situations.
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