Soil Formation and Soil Use in Relation to the EnvironmentEntry ID: USDA0408
Abstract: "Soil Formation and Soil Use in Relation to the Environment" is
a database of soil characteristics that can be used with models
to predict how soils will behave under a variety of soil uses.
Its purpose is to determine the relationship of hydrology and
geomorphology to soil chemical and physical properties for major
soil landscapes of Indiana. Also to determine the
characteristics and processes of ... formation of some "pan" soil
layers that restrict root growth and water movement, such as
plow pans, fragipans, and dense till horizons, and determine how
Collection Organization: Purdue University
Collection Methodology: This work emphasizes the study of soils
in their natural environment. Soils sampled to represent a
sequence of soils in which the conditions for one soil formation
factor varies and those for the other factors are held constant.
For example, the hydrology of soil along a toposequence in which
the hillslope position of the soils differ, but the parent
material, vegetation, climate and time of soil formation remain
constant was studied. Some properties measured periodically in
the field using tensiometers, piezometers, infiltrometers,
microelectrodes, and other instruments. Other properties
measured in the laboratory using various chemical, physical and
Collection Frequency: Ongoing.
Update Characteristics: Ongoing.
Data Center: Purdue University
Dissemination Media: Hard copy
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Access Restrictions: None
Availability Status: On Request
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL CHEMISTRY
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL COLOR
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL COMPACTION
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL FERTILITY
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL MECHANICS
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WETLANDS
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CHEMISTRY
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL STRUCTURE
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: dfranzme at purdue.edu
Department of Agronomy Lilly Hall of Life Sciences 915 W. State Street Purdue University
City: West Lafayette
Province or State: Indiana
Postal Code: 47907-2054
Tremocoldi, W.A., Steinhardt, G.C. and Franzmeier, D.P. 1994.
Clay mineralogy and chemistry of argillic horizons, fragipans,
and paleosol B horizons of soils on a loess-thinning transect in
southwestern Indiana, USA. Geoderma 63:77-93.
Franzmeier, D.P. and Jenkinson, B.J. 1994. Water regimes in soil
landscapes of Midwestern U.S. and their relation to the
definition of episaturation. Transactions 15th World Congress of
Soil Science, Acapulco. Vol. 2b:205.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-02-27