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||May 10 2016|
|Description Date||Jun 19 2012|
|Lab Source ID||KSSL|
|Lab Pedon #||12N7948|
|Soil Name as Described/Sampled||Astatula|
|Classification||Hyperthermic, uncoated Typic Quartzipsamments|
|Geomorphic Setting||None Assigned|
|Latitude||29 degrees 41 minutes 17.57 seconds north|
|Longitude||81 degrees 59 minutes 36.33 seconds west|
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: 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.