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Aridisol: Typic Salorthid

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Aridisol: Typic Salorthid
From The Marbut Memorial Slide Collection

STEM Standard addressed: LS2B - Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

Appropriate Grade Level(s)
  • 9-12
  • College-level
Materials are best used for
  • Classroom Lectures
  • Distance Education Classes
  • Extension Presentations
General Course Areas
  • Soil Taxonomy and Genesis

Category: Aridisols

Slide 2-5. Typic Salorthid. Solonchak. Location: Cetral Nevada. Parent Material: Alluvium from ignimbrites, limestone, and quartzite. Horizons and Depths: Az 0-8 cm (0-3"); Bz 8-13 cm (3-5"); Bqz 13-51 cm (5-20"); 2C1 51-89 cm (20-35"); 3C2 89-152 cm+ (35-60"+). The Bqz horizon is weakly cemented with silica. These highly saline soils inhibit growth of most plants.

Soil Science Society of America. 1993. The Marbut Memorial Slides. SSSA, Madison, WI.

Peer Review: Yes

Credit this item to: SSSA
Media Date: 1993-07-01
Provided By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


  • * Soil Science Society of America

Submitted By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


  • Marbut
  • Soil Order
  • Soil Horizon - General
  • Soil Profile - General
  • Orthid
  • Solonchak


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