Utqiaġvik NEON (BARR) Soil Descriptions

Pedon Descriptions

Pit‐level observations and field measurements reported using the standard NRCS format. They contain volume estimates for coarse fragments > 20 mm where applicable.

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Site Level Plot Summary

A narrative summary that places the sampled soil pedons in the broader context of soils and geomorphology for the entire NEON site.

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soil profile

D18 BARR megapit soil profile 0-180 cm

soil profile

D18 BARR megapit soil profile

Megapit Pedon Description

Print Date Feb 21 2018
Description Date Apr 1 2016
Site ID S2016AK185002
Pedon ID S2016AK185002
Lab Source ID KSSL
Lab Pedon # 16N1524
Geomorphic Setting None Assigned
Description origin NASIS
County North Slope Borough
MLRA 246 -- Arctic Coastal Plain
Std Latitude 71.2817100
Std Longitude -156.6502000
Description database KSSL
Elevation (meters) 7.0
Horizon Details

Oe--0 to 7 centimeters (0.0 to 2.8 inches); black (7.5YR 2.5/1) broken face mucky peat; noneffervescent; moderately acid, pH 5.7, pH meter. Lab sample # 16N06969

Oa--7 to 32 centimeters (2.8 to 12.6 inches); 50 percent black (7.5YR 2.5/1) broken face and 50 percent very dark brown (7.5YR 2.5/2) broken face peat; noneffervescent; moderately acid, pH 5.6, pH meter. Lab sample # 16N06970

Cgjj/Oajj--32 to 45 centimeters (12.6 to 17.7 inches); 75 percent very dark grayish brown (2.5Y 3/2) broken face and 25 percent very dark brown (7.5YR 2.5/2) broken face peat, silt loam; noneffervescent; slightly acid, pH 6.1, pH meter. Lab sample # 16N06971

Wf--45 to 58 centimeters (17.7 to 22.8 inches); water.

Oaf/Cgjjf--58 to 110 centimeters (22.8 to 43.3 inches); 40 percent very dark grayish brown (2.5Y 3/2) broken face and 30 percent black (10YR 2/1) broken face and 30 percent very dark brown (10YR 2/2) broken face peat, silt loam; 25 percent clay; noneffervescent; moderately acid, pH 5.9, pH meter. Lab sample # 16N06972

Cgjff/Oajjf--110 to 180 centimeters (43.3 to 70.9 inches); 55 percent dark gray (2.5Y 4/1) broken face and 25 percent black (10YR 2/1) broken face and 20 percent dark grayish brown (2.5Y 4/2) broken face peat, silt loam; 15 percent clay; noneffervescent; neutral, pH 6.8, pH meter. Lab sample # 16N06973

Credits: This megapit soil pedon description was generously created by USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service staff, with particular thanks to Larry West, Jon Hempel, and numerous field staff.