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  1. Vol. 36 No. 1, p. 100-104
     
    Received: Mar 10, 1971
    Accepted: Sept 22, 1971


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1972.03615995003600010024x

The Morphology and Genesis of Some Alpine Soils in British Columbia, Canada: I. Morphology, Classification, and Genesis1

  1. J. I. Sneddon,
  2. L. M. Lavkulich and
  3. L. Farstad2

Abstract

Abstract

Five soils occurring in alpine regions of British Columbia, Canada, were described. The soils were found to have silt loam to loamy sand textures. Four of the soils met the morphological requirements of the Spodosol order. Dark surface mineral horizons occurred at four sites; two of these qualified as umbric epipedons. Volcanic ash was found in the vicinity of some sites. The soils were classified into the USDA Comprehensive System and the System of Soil Classification for Canada.

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