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||Jul 22 2015|
|Description Date||Dec 10 2012|
|Lab Source ID||KSSL|
|Lab Pedon #||13N0259|
|Soil Name as Described/Sampled||Lucy|
|Classification||Loamy, kaolinitic, thermic Arenic Kandiudults|
|Pedon Type||representative pedon for component|
|Pedon Purpose||research site|
|Associated Soils||Norfork, Orangeburg, Troup, Wagram|
|Geomorphic Setting||on summit of interfluve of ridge on upland on coastal plain coastal plain|
|Cross Slope Shape||convex|
|Particle Size Control Section||68 to 118 cm.|
|MLRA||133A -- Southern Coastal Plain|
|Soil Survey Area||GA603 -- Baker and Mitchell Counties, Georgia
7-TIF -- Tifton, Georgia
|Map Unit||TwB -- Troup sand, 0 to 5 percent slopes|
|Quad Name||Hopeful, Georgia|
|Latitude||31 degrees 11 minutes 45.85 seconds north|
|Longitude||84 degrees 27 minutes 59.29 seconds west|
|UTM Easting||741407 meters|
|UTM Northing||3454097 meters|
|Primary Earth Cover||Grass/herbaceous cover|
|Secondary Earth Cover||Intermixed conifers and hardwoods|
|Existing Vegetation||broomsedge bluestem, longleaf pine, turkey oak, wiregrass gentian|
|Parent Material||loamy marine deposits and/or sandy marine deposits|
|Diagnostic Features||ochric epipedon 0 to 68 cm.
kandic horizon 68 to 203 cm.
argillic horizon 68 to 203 cm.
A--0 to 8 centimeters (0.0 to 3.1 inches); grayish brown (10YR 5/2) sand; weak fine granular structure; loose, very friable; very fine roots and fine roots; abrupt smooth boundary. Lab sample # 13N00561
E--8 to 68 centimeters (3.1 to 26.8 inches); yellowish brown (10YR 5/4) oxidized sand; single grain; loose, loose; medium roots and fine roots; clear smooth boundary. Lab sample # 13N00562
Bt1--68 to 105 centimeters (26.8 to 41.3 inches); brown (7.5YR 4/4) oxidized sandy loam; weak medium subangular blocky parts to weak fine subangular blocky structure; slightly hard, friable; medium roots and coarse roots; gradual wavy boundary. Lab sample # 13N00563
Bt2--105 to 185 centimeters (41.3 to 72.8 inches); yellowish red (5YR 4/6) oxidized sandy clay loam; weak medium subangular blocky structure; slightly hard, friable; medium roots; gradual wavy boundary. Lab sample # 13N00564
Bt3--185 to 203 centimeters (72.8 to 79.9 inches); reddish brown (5YR 5/4) oxidized sandy loam; weak fine subangular blocky structure; slightly hard, friable; . Lab sample # 13N00565
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.