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Genesis and Classification of Arctic Coastal Plain Soils, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

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dc.creator Parkinson, Robert J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-31T12:59:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-31T12:59:15Z
dc.date.issued 1978
dc.identifier.citation Parkinson, Robert J. 1978. Genesis and Classification of Arctic Coastal Plain Soils, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Institute of Polar Studies Report No. 68. Institute of Polar Studies, The Ohio State University, 147 pages. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0078-415X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/52850
dc.description.abstract A soil survey was conducted over some 140 km2 of oil field at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska during the 1974 and 1975 field seasons. The survey involved both field study and laboratory characterization of the typical soils. Soil-land form relationships were studied, and soil genesis was hypothesized. Soil genesis, morphology and classification were found to be closely related to geomorphic processes including: (1) the thaw lake cycle, (2) patterned ground formation and (3) differential loess deposition. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Soil Conservation Service classification system, Soil Taxonomy, was tested relative to these soils, and some classification modifications were proposed involving: (1) the definition of the pedon, (2) recognition of the pergelic temperature regime at the suborder level and (3) the definition of organic soil material. Several classification modifications of a minor nature were developed involving the establishment of new taxa at the subgroup level. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship U.S. Tundra Biome Programme of the International Biological Programme. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Prudhoe Environmental Subcommittee. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Alaska en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Polar Studies, The Ohio State University. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Institute of Polar Studies Report No. 68. en_US
dc.subject Arctic soils en_US
dc.subject Prudhoe Bay, Alaska en_US
dc.subject Soil survey en_US
dc.title Genesis and Classification of Arctic Coastal Plain Soils, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US