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Mollisol: Aridic Calciustoll

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Mollisol: Aridic Calciustoll
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: Mollisols

Slide 6-12. Aridic Calciustoll. Calcisol. Location: Eastern New Mexico. Parent Material: Unconsolidated calcareous sediments. Horizons and Depths: A 0-30 cm (0-12"); Bk1 30-76 cm (12-30"); Bk2 76-102 cm (30-40"). This soil occupies gently to moderately sloping areas. The vegetation consists of short grasses, mainly grama (Bouteloua spp.), with a few yucca (Yucca elata) and mesquite (Prosopis juliflora).

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
  • Ustoll
  • Calcisol


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