"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