Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute NEON (SCBI) 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

D02 SCBI megapit soil profile 0-17 cm

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D02 SCBI megapit soil profile 28-66 cm

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D02 SCBI megapit soil profile 53-114 cm

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D02 SCBI megapit soil profile 110-143 cm

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D02 SCBI megapit soil profile 146-188 cm

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D02 SCBI megapit soil profile 182-200 cm

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D02 SCBI megapit soil profile 0-140 cm

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D02 SCBI megapit soil profile 97-200 cm

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: 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.