Bartlett Experimental Forest NEON (BART) 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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D01 BART megapit soil profile 0-195 cm

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D01 BART megapit soil profile 18-51 cm

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D01 BART megapit soil profile 37-80 cm

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D01 BART megapit soil profile 64-149 cm

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D01 BART megapit soil profile 138-200 cm

Megapit Pedon Description

Print Date Jul 22 2015
Description Date Aug 19 2013
Describer Karen Dudley
Site ID S2013NH003001
Pedon ID S2013NH003001
Lab Source ID KSSL
Lab Pedon # 13N97267
Pedon Type undefined observation
State New Hampshire
MLRA 143 -- Northeastern Mountains
Soil Survey Area NH605 -- White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire and Maine 12-STJ -- Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
Latitude 44 degrees 3 minutes 54.58 seconds north
Longitude 71 degrees 17 minutes 18.02 seconds west
Datum WGS84
Physiographic Division Appalachian Highlands
Physiographic Province New England Province
Physiographic Section White Mountain section
Geomorphic Setting on footslope of upland
Description origin Pedon PC 6.1B
Primary Earth Cover Tree cover
Secondary Earth Cover Hardwoods
Existing Vegetation American beech, paper birch, red maple, yellow birch
Parent Material till
Description database KSSL
Cont. Site ID S2013NH003001
Drainage Class moderately well
Horizon Details

Oe--0 to 3 centimeters (0.0 to 1.2 inches); black (10YR 2/1) moderately decomposed plant material; many very fine roots and many medium roots and many fine roots; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 13N12243

A--3 to 5 centimeters (1.2 to 2.0 inches); black (7.5YR 2.5/1) very fine sandy loam; weak fine granular structure; very friable; many very fine roots and common medium roots and many fine roots; 1 percent 2 to 75-millimeter unspecified fragments; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 13N12244

E--5 to 9 centimeters (2.0 to 3.5 inches); brown (7.5YR 5/2) sandy loam; weak fine granular structure; very friable; many very fine roots and common medium roots and many fine roots; 2 percent 2 to 75-millimeter unspecified fragments; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 13N12245

Bs1--9 to 15 centimeters (3.5 to 5.9 inches); brown (7.5YR 4/4) very fine sandy loam; weak fine granular structure; very friable; many very fine roots and many medium roots and many fine roots; 2 percent 75 to 250-millimeter unspecified fragments and 5 percent 2 to 75-millimeter unspecified fragments; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 13N12246

Bs2--15 to 22 centimeters (5.9 to 8.7 inches); dark yellowish brown (10YR 4/6) very fine sandy loam; moderate very fine granular structure; friable; many very fine roots and many medium roots and many fine roots and common coarse roots; 5 percent 2 to 75-millimeter unspecified fragments; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 13N12247

Bw--22 to 40 centimeters (8.7 to 15.7 inches); yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) sandy loam; weak fine subangular blocky, and weak medium subangular blocky structure; friable; many very fine roots and common medium roots and many fine roots; 5 percent 2 to 75-millimeter unspecified fragments; clear smooth boundary. Lab sample # 13N12248

BC--40 to 73 centimeters (15.7 to 28.7 inches); light yellowish brown (2.5Y 6/3) loamy sand; weak medium subangular blocky structure; friable; common very fine roots and common fine roots; 5 percent 10YR 4/6); 5 percent 2 to 250-millimeter unspecified fragments; clear smooth boundary. Lab sample # 13N12249C1--73 to 140 centimeters (28.7 to 55.1 inches); light olive brown (2.5Y 5/3) loamy sand; massive; friable; 2 percent 2.5Y 7/2) iron depletions and 10 percent 10YR 5/6); 5 percent 2 to 250-millimeter unspecified fragments; clear smooth boundary. Lab sample # 13N12250. firm consistence parting to friable

C2--140 to 200 centimeters (55.1 to 78.7 inches); olive (5Y 5/4) loamy sand; friable; 7 percent 250 to 600-millimeter unspecified fragments and 10 percent 2 to 250-millimeter unspecified fragments. Lab sample # 13N12251

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.