Multimedia Gallery - 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
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- Soil Taxonomy and Genesis
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.
Soil Science Society of America. 1993. The Marbut Memorial Slides. SSSA, Madison, WI.
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Credit this item to: SSSA
Media Date: 1993-07-01
Provided By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America
* Soil Science Society of America
- Soil Order
- Soil Horizon - General
- Soil Profile - General
- Tundra Soil
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