Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed NEON (BONA) 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

D19 BONA megapit soil profile 0-8 cm

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D19 BONA megapit soil profile 8-17 cm

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D19 BONA megapit soil profile 17-33 cm

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D19 BONA megapit soil profile 33-51 cm

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D19 BONA megapit soil profile 51-83 cm

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D19 BONA megapit soil profile 83-126 cm

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D19 BONA megapit soil profile 126-188 cm

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D19 BONA megapit soil profile

Megapit Pedon Description

Print Date Feb 21 2018
Description Date Mar 22 2017
Site ID S2017AK090001_MP
Pedon ID S2017AK090001_MP
Lab Source ID KSSL
Lab Pedon # 17N0581
Soil Name as Described/Sampled Saulich
Classification Coarse-silty, mixed, superactive, subgelic Typic Histoturbels
Pedon Purpose research site
Taxon Kind series
Geomorphic Setting None Assigned
Particle Size Control Section 25 to 100 cm.
Description origin NASIS
MLRA 231 -- Interior Alaska Highlands
Soil Survey Area AK642 -- North Star Area, Alaska
Std Latitude 65.1533333
Std Longitude -147.0519400
Parent Material organic material over silty eolian deposits and/or silty colluvium
Description database KSSL
Diagnostic Features histic epipedon 0 to 22 cm.
aquic conditions 10 to 56 cm.
cryoturbation 22 to 38 cm.
permafrost 56 to 198 cm.
Drainage Class poorly
Horizon Details

Oe--0 to 10 centimeters (0.0 to 3.9 inches); black (7.5YR 2.5/1) rubbed peat; 0 percent unspecified fragments. Lab sample # 17N02991

Oa--10 to 22 centimeters (3.9 to 8.7 inches); very dark brown (10YR 2/2) rubbed mucky peat; 0 percent unspecified fragments. Lab sample # 17N02992

Bg/Oajj--22 to 38 centimeters (8.7 to 15.0 inches); dark grayish brown (10YR 4/2) broken face stratified mucky peat to silt loam; 65 percent medium prominent irregular 5YR 3/4), moist, masses of oxidized iron throughout; 0 percent unspecified fragments. Lab sample # 17N02993

Cg--38 to 56 centimeters (15.0 to 22.0 inches); dark gray (5Y 4/1) broken face silt; 10 percent medium prominent irregular 7.5YR 4/6), moist, masses of oxidized iron throughout; 0 percent unspecified fragments. Lab sample # 17N02994. Horizon contains up to 50% visible ice in lenses

Cgf1--56 to 88 centimeters (22.0 to 34.6 inches); dark gray (2.5Y 4/1) broken face silt loam; 18 percent medium prominent irregular 7.5YR 4/6), moist, masses of oxidized iron throughout; 0 percent unspecified fragments. Lab sample # 17N02995

Cgf2--88 to 131 centimeters (34.6 to 51.6 inches); dark gray (2.5Y 4/1) broken face silt loam; 20 percent medium prominent irregular 10YR 4/4), moist, masses of oxidized iron throughout; 0 percent unspecified fragments. Lab sample # 17N02996

Cgf3--131 to 193 centimeters (51.6 to 76.0 inches); dark grayish brown (2.5Y 4/2) broken face silt loam; 5 percent medium prominent irregular 10YR 5/8), moist, masses of oxidized iron throughout; 0 percent unspecified fragments. Lab sample # 17N02997

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.