Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge NEON (WOOD) 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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D09 WOOD megapit soil profile 0-200 cm

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D09 WOOD megapit soil profile 0-46 cm

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D09 WOOD megapit soil profile 5-69 cm

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D09 WOOD megapit soil profile 57-115 cm

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D09 WOOD megapit soil 101-159 cm

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D09 WOOD megapit soil profile 137-200 cm

Megapit Pedon Description

Print Date Jul 22 2015
Description Date Sep 18 2012
Describer A. Gulsvig, B. DeFoe
Site ID 12ND093001
Pedon ID S2012ND093001
Lab Source ID KSSL
Lab Pedon # 12N8337
Soil Name as Described/Sampled Manning-Like
Pedon Purpose research site
Taxon Kind series
Geomorphic Setting on backslope of side slope of outwash plain
Upslope Shape linear
Cross Slope Shape linear
Particle Size Control Section 25 to 100 cm.
Description origin Pedon PC 5.0
State North Dakota
County Stutsman
Std Latitude 47.1589890
Std Longitude -99.2390210
Primary Earth Cover Grass/herbaceous cover
Secondary Earth Cover Other grass/herbaceous cover
Existing Vegetation Kentucky bluegrass
Description database KSSL
Diagnostic Features mollic epipedon 0 to 32 cm.
Slope (%) 2.0
Aspect (deg) 25
Drainage Class somewhat excessively
Horizon Details

A--0 to 6 centimeters (0.0 to 2.4 inches); black (10YR 2/1) loam, very dark gray (10YR 3/1), dry; 24 percent clay; weak fine granular structure; soft, very friable, slightly sticky, slightly plastic; very fine roots throughout and fine roots throughout; very fine dendritic tubular pores; 3 percent nonflat 2 to 5-millimeter mixed rock fragments; noneffervescent, by HCl, 1 normal; abrupt smooth boundary. Lab sample # 12N05021

Ap--6 to 16 centimeters (2.4 to 6.3 inches); black (10YR 2/1) loam, very dark grayish brown (10YR 3/2), dry; 24 percent clay; weak medium prismatic parts to moderate medium subangular blocky structure; slightly hard, friable, slightly sticky, slightly plastic; very fine roots throughout and fine roots throughout; very fine dendritic tubular pores; 6 percent nonflat 2 to 5-millimeter mixed rock fragments; noneffervescent, by HCl, 1 normal; abrupt smooth boundary. Lab sample # 12N05022

2Bw--16 to 32 centimeters (6.3 to 12.6 inches); very dark brown (10YR 2/2) very gravelly sandy loam, dark brown (10YR 3/3), dry; 11 percent clay; loose, loose, nonsticky, nonplastic; very fine roots throughout; 10 percent distinct irregular carbonate concretions with clear boundaries on bottom of rock fragments; 50 percent nonflat 2 to 75-millimeter mixed rock fragments; noneffervescent, by HCl, 1 normal; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 12N05023

2Bk1--32 to 58 centimeters (12.6 to 22.8 inches); dark brown (10YR 3/3) very gravelly loamy sand, brown (10YR 4/3), dry; 3 percent clay; loose, loose, nonsticky, nonplastic; very fine roots throughout; 5 percent distinct irregular carbonate concretions on bottom of rock fragments; 55 percent nonflat 2 to 75-millimeter mixed rock fragments; strong effervescence, by HCl, 1 normal; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 12N05024

2Bk2--58 to 92 centimeters (22.8 to 36.2 inches); olive brown (2.5Y 4/3) very gravelly loamy sand, light yellowish brown (2.5Y 6/3), dry; 3 percent clay; loose, loose, nonsticky, nonplastic; very fine roots throughout; 5 percent distinct irregular carbonate concretions on bottom of rock fragments; 60 percent nonflat 2 to 10-millimeter mixed rock fragments; violent effervescence, by HCl, 1 normal; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 12N05025

2BCk--92 to 133 centimeters (36.2 to 52.4 inches); 60 percent dark brown (7.5YR 3/4) and 40 percent brown (10YR 4/3) very gravelly sand, 60 percent brown (7.5YR 4/4) and 40 percent brown (10YR 5/3), dry; loose, loose, nonsticky, nonplastic; very fine roots throughout; 10 percent distinct irregular carbonate concretions on bottom of rock fragments; 40 percent nonflat 2 to 75-millimeter mixed rock fragments; slight effervescence, by HCl, 1 normal; clear wavy boundary. Lab sample # 12N05026

2C--133 to 190 centimeters (52.4 to 74.8 inches); 60 percent dark brown (7.5YR 3/4) and 40 percent brown (10YR 4/3) very gravelly sand, 60 percent brown (7.5YR 4/4) and 40 percent brown (10YR 5/3), dry; loose, loose, nonsticky, nonplastic; 25 percent nonflat 75 to 250-millimeter mixed rock fragments and 30 percent nonflat 2 to 75-millimeter mixed rock fragments; very slight effervescence, by HCl, 1 normal. Lab sample # 12N05027

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.