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Andisol: Thaptic Hydrudand

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Andisol: Thaptic Hydrudand
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: Andisols

Slide 5-1. Thaptic Hydrudand. Hydrol Humic Latosol. Location: Island of Hawaii, Hawaii. Parent Material: Volcanic Ash. Horizons and Depths: Alternating A and B horizons representing several cycles of soil development and ash fall; A,B 0-250 cm (0-98"); C 250+ (98"+). The prominent layers in the upper 250 cm represent soil horizons. Buried soils at approximately 100 cm and 220 cm are superimposed on various ash falls. The white specks in the C horizon are gibbsite coatings. This soil formed under 3400 to 4000 mm (135-160") of rainfall.

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
  • Udand
  • Hydrol Humic Latosol


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