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Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths
 
 

Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths, 1st Edition

 
Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths, 1st Edition,Georges Stoops,Vera Marcelino,Florias Mees,ISBN9780080932309
 
 
 

Stoops   &   Marcelino   &   Mees   

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9780080932309

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Key Features

  • State of art in the field of genetic interpretation of micromorphological features
  • Over 2,600 different references
  • Written by 46 leading experts in the field

 

 

Description

Soil micromorphology deals with the microscopic study of undisturbed soil and regolith samples, making use especially of thin sections and petrographic techniques. It exists as a discipline for almost 70 years. Micromorphology is used by pedologists, quaternary geologists, sedimentologists, and since two decennia intensively by archaeologists. This book provides the state of art in the field of genetic interpretation of micromorphological features, which is not restricted to the classic genetic soil horizons, but also covers processes of soil material formation and weathering, and the results of human activities and regoliths in a wider sense.

Readership

postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of pedogenesis, soil classification, quaternary geology, sedimentology and archaeology.

Georges Stoops

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Ghent, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

Vera Marcelino

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Ghent, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

Florias Mees

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium

Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths, 1st Edition

1. Introduction. 2. Significance of micromorphological features. 3. Unconsolidated sediments. 4. Colluvial and mass transported materials. 5. Saprolite development. Soil and Regoliths. 6. Freeze thaw features. 7. Vertic features. 8. Calcareous features. 9. Gypsic features. 10. Illuvial features consisting of clay, silt and/or sand. 11. Spodic materials. 12. Andic materials. 13. Oxic and related materials. 14. Lateritic and bauxitic materials. 15. Surface horizons. 16. Organic materials and humus forms. 17. Features related to faunal activity. 18. Structural and sedimentation crusts. 19. Salt and salt crusts. 20. Inorganic siliceous features. 21. Biogenic siliceous features. 22. Silicate neoformations. 23. Phosphatic features. 24. Thionic materials. 25. Anthropogenic featuers. 26. Featuers specific for Palaeosols. 27. Archaeological materials.
 
 
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