Ordway-Swisher Biological Station NEON (OSBS) Soil Descriptions

Pedon Descriptions

Pitā€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

D03 OSBS megapit soil profile 0-200 cm

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D03 OSBS megapit A, Bw1, and Bw2 soil horizons

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D03 OSBS megapit Bw2 and Bw3 soil horizons

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D03 OSBS megapit A soil horizon

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D03 OSBS megapit Bw horizon

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D03 OSBS megapit Bw2 soil horizon

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D03 OBSB megapit Bw3 soil horizon

Megapit Pedon Description

Print Date May 10 2016
Description Date Jun 19 2012
Site ID S2012FL107001
Pedon ID S2012FL107001
Lab Source ID KSSL
Lab Pedon # 12N7948
Soil Name as Described/Sampled Astatula
Classification Hyperthermic, uncoated Typic Quartzipsamments
Taxon Kind series
Geomorphic Setting None Assigned
Description origin NASIS
County Putnam
Std Latitude 29.6882139
Std Longitude -81.9934250
Latitude 29 degrees 41 minutes 17.57 seconds north
Longitude 81 degrees 59 minutes 36.33 seconds west
Description database KSSL
Horizon Details

A--0 to 7 centimeters (0.0 to 2.8 inches); dark grayish brown (10YR 4/2) sand; weak granular structure; very friable; few medium roots and few fine roots; few charcoal particles; clear smooth boundary. Lab sample # 12N02700

Bw1--7 to 28 centimeters (2.8 to 11.0 inches); brown (10YR 5/3) sand; single grain; loose; few medium roots and few fine roots; few charcoal particles; clear smooth boundary. Lab sample # 12N02701

Bw2--28 to 125 centimeters (11.0 to 49.2 inches); brownish yellow (10YR 6/6) sand; single grain; loose; few medium roots; few charcoal particles; gradual smooth boundary. Lab sample # 12N02702

Bw3--125 to 200 centimeters (49.2 to 78.7 inches); reddish yellow (7.5YR 6/8) sand; single grain; loose; few charcoal particles. Lab sample # 12N02703. Assessed by use of auger from the bottom of the pit: well expressed redoximorphic features (concentrations and depletions) at 340 cm; slight pick-up in clay at 354 cm

Credits: We thank Willie Harris (University of Florida) for the megapit soil pedon description at OSBS.