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Inceptisol: Pergelic Cryaquept




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Inceptisol: Pergelic Cryaquept
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: Inceptisols


Description
Slide 5-5. Pergelic Cryaquept. Tundra Soil. Location: Coastal tundra of northern Alaska. Parent Material: Coastal Plain sediments. Horizons and Depths: A 0-30 cm (0-12"); Oi 30-38 cm (12-15"); Cf 38 cm+ (15"+). Seasonal thawing extends to about 38 cm (15"); the organic matter-rich soil below that is permanently frozen. This horizon commonly yields carbon dates of 10,000 years. Ref. Douglas, C.A., Tedow, J.C.F., 7th Int. Congr. Soil Sci. 4:291-304, 1960.

References
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


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  • * Soil Science Society of America
    SSSA

Submitted By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


Keywords

  • Marbut
  • Soil Order
  • Soil Horizon - General
  • Soil Profile - General
  • Aquept
  • Tundra Soil

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