Distributed Soils Reports
Pit‐level observations and field measurements reported using the standard NRCS format. They contain volume estimates for coarse fragments > 20 mm where applicable.
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.
Megapit Pedon Description
|Print Date||Feb 4 2019|
|Description Date||Nov 8 2015|
|Lab Source ID||KSSL|
|Lab Pedon #||17N0530|
|Soil Name as Described/Sampled||Typic Histoturbels|
|Pedon Purpose||research site|
|MLRA||228 -- Interior Alaska Mountains|
|Soil Survey Area||AK228 -- Interior Alaska Mountains
1-FAI -- Fairbanks, Alaska
|Parent Material||organic material over loess and/or slope alluvium|
|Diagnostic Features||histic epipedon 0 to 31 cm.
cryoturbation 31 to 84 cm.
reduced matrix 31 to 84 cm.
permafrost 50 to 84 cm.
|Cont. Site ID||S2016AK068001_MP|
Oi--0 to 9 centimeters (0.0 to 3.5 inches); peat; clear smooth boundary. Lab sample # 17N02721
Oe--9 to 22 centimeters (3.5 to 8.7 inches); mucky peat; clear smooth boundary. Lab sample # 17N02722
Oa--22 to 31 centimeters (8.7 to 12.2 inches); muck; clear irregular boundary. Lab sample # 17N02723
A/Cjj--31 to 50 centimeters (12.2 to 19.7 inches); silt loam, muck; abrupt wavy boundary. Lab sample # 17N02724
Cjjf--50 to 84 centimeters (19.7 to 33.1 inches); slightly decomposed plant material; . Lab sample # 17N02725
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.