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Wisconsin Age Glacial Till Plain




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Wisconsin Age Glacial Till Plain
Aerial photograph of the Wisconsin age glacial till plain near West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

Appropriate Grade Level(s)
  • 9-12
  • College-level
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  • Classroom Lectures
  • Distance Education Classes
  • Extension Presentations
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General Course Areas
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Soil and Water Management

Category: Environment & Landscape


Description
Oblique aerial photograph of the Wisconsin Age glacial till plain west of West Lafayette, Indiana, USA at the boundary between the grasslands of the Great Plains and the Eastern Deciduous Forest. The center of the photograph is at 40° 28' 41.736" N, 86° 59' 12.126" W and the view is to the northeast. A nearly level, gently undulating till plain dominates most of the view. The upper left quadrant of the photo consists predominately of poorly and somewhat poorly drained Mollisols originally formed under prairie vegetation. These areas are now cropped extensively to corn and soybean. The right and lower portions of the photo consist predominately of poorly and somewhat poorly drained Alfisols originally formed under deciduous forest. Cleared areas are cropped to corn and soybean, but many rectilinear remnants of the original forest remain, particularly along more sloping areas where drainage ways cut into the till plain. Rural subdivisions occur along the right side of the photo, a wind farm occurs along the upper left, and a research farm occurs in the center.

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Credit this item to: Photo by Darrell G. Schulze, Purdue University.
Media Date: 2012-09-12
Provided By: Dr. Darrell G. Schulze

Postal Code: 47906
Latitude: 40.478260
Longitude: -86.986702

Author(s)/Creator(s)

  • * Darrell G. Schulze
    Purdue University

Submitted By: Dr. Darrell G. Schulze


Keywords

  • Wisconsin Till Plain
  • Mollisols
  • Alfisols
  • prairie soils
  • forest soils
  • Aquolls
  • Aqualfs
  • Land use

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