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  1. Vol. 26 No. 3, p. 287-292
     
    Received: May 20, 1961


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1962.03615995002600030026x

The Influence of Microclimate on the Morphology of Certain Soils of the Allegheny Plateau of Ohio1

  1. H. R. Finney,
  2. N. Holowaychuk and
  3. M. R. Heddleson2

Abstract

Abstract

Transect studies of soil sequences have been made across four northwest-southeast oriented valleys in southeastern Ohio. In general, soils occurring on southwestfacing slopes have an appreciably thinner A1 and more strongly developed A2 and B horizons than in the soils on the northeast-facing slopes. The upper solum of the soils on the southwest facing slopes is also more acid and has wider C/N ratios. The differences noted in the soils appear to be closely related to the different microclimatic regimes and associated differences in vegetation. Physical and chemical data on soils are included.

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