Talladega National Forest NEON (TALL) 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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D08 TALL megapit soil profile 0-62 cm

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D08 TALL megapit soil profile 35-200 cm

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D08 TALL megapit soil profile 1-51 cm

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D08 TALL megapit soil profile 30-71 cm

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D08 TALL megapit soil profile 54-101 cm

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D08 TALL megapit soil profile 85-128 cm

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D08 TALL megapit soil profile 130-200 cm

Megapit Pedon Description

Print Date Jul 22 2015
Description Date Jan 13 2014
Describer Milton Tuck, Lawrence McGhee
Site ID S2014AL007001
Pedon ID S2014AL007001
Lab Source ID KSSL
Lab Pedon # 15N0538
Soil Name as Described/Sampled Smithdale
Classification Fine-loamy, siliceous, subactive, thermic Typic Hapludults
Pedon Type confirmation description
Pedon Purpose research site
Taxon Kind series
Associated Soils Boykin, Maubila
Geomorphic Setting on backslope of side slope of coastal plain
Upslope Shape convex
Cross Slope Shape linear
Particle Size Control Section 37 to 78 cm.
Description origin NASIS
Country United States
State Alabama
County Bibb
MLRA 133A -- Southern Coastal Plain
Map Unit MsF -- Maubila-Smithdale complex, 15 to 35 percent slopes
Quad Name Payne Lake, Alabama
Std Latitude 32.9510611
Std Longitude -87.3941000
Latitude 32 degrees 57 minutes 3.82 seconds north
Longitude 87 degrees 23 minutes 38.76 seconds west
Datum WGS84
UTM Zone 16
UTM Easting 463164 meters
UTM Northing 3645931 meters
Primary Earth Cover Tree cover
Parent Material thick beds of loamy marine sediments
Description database KSSL
Diagnostic Features ochric epipedon 0 to 37 cm.
argillic horizon 37 to 93 cm.
Slope (%) 15.0
Elevation (meters) 154.0
Aspect (deg) 330
MAAT (C) 18.1
MAP (mm) 1,440
Frost-Free Days 236
Drainage Class well
Slope Length (meters) 23
Horizon Details

A1--0 to 10 centimeters (0.0 to 3.9 inches); dark brown (7.5YR 3/3) rubbed sandy loam; weak fine granular structure; fine roots throughout; noneffervescent; moderately acid, pH 6.0, pH indicator solutions; clear smooth boundary. Lab sample # 14N01527

A2--10 to 25 centimeters (3.9 to 9.8 inches); brown (7.5YR 4/4) broken face sandy loam; moderate fine granular structure; medium roots throughout and fine roots throughout and coarse roots between peds; noneffervescent; moderately acid, pH 6.0, pH indicator solutions; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 14N01528

BE--25 to 37 centimeters (9.8 to 14.6 inches); brown (7.5YR 5/4) broken face sandy loam; weak coarse subangular blocky, and moderate fine granular structure; medium roots between peds and fine roots between peds; noneffervescent; strongly acid, pH 5.5, pH indicator solutions; gradual wavy boundary. Lab sample # 14N01529

Bt--37 to 75 centimeters (14.6 to 29.5 inches); yellowish red (5YR 5/6) broken face sandy clay loam; moderate medium subangular blocky, and weak medium subangular blocky structure; medium roots between peds and fine roots between peds; noneffervescent; very strongly acid, pH 5.0, pH indicator solutions; gradual wavy boundary. Lab sample # 14N01530

BC--75 to 93 centimeters (29.5 to 36.6 inches); reddish yellow (5YR 6/6) broken face sandy loam; weak coarse subangular blocky structure; fine roots between peds; noneffervescent; very strongly acid, pH 5.0, pH indicator solutions; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 14N01531

C1--93 to 130 centimeters (36.6 to 51.2 inches); reddish yellow (7.5YR 6/6) broken face loamy sand; structureless coarse massive; fine roots between peds; noneffervescent; very strongly acid, pH 5.0, pH indicator solutions; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 14N01532

C2--130 to 200 centimeters (51.2 to 78.7 inches); reddish yellow (7.5YR 6/8) broken face loamy sand; structureless coarse massive; 20 percent medium distinct masses of reduced iron along lamina or strata surfaces; noneffervescent; very strongly acid, pH 5.0, pH indicator solutions. Lab sample # 14N0153

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.