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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Description of Soils Having Disturbed or Discontinuous Horizons1


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  1. Vol. 44 No. 6, p. 1279-1281
    Received: Feb 5, 1980
    Accepted: June 23, 1980

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  1. R. F. Fisher and
  2. R. J. Miller2



The highly disturbed and discontinuous horizons of many podzolic soils make them difficult to describe, classify, and identify in the field. A method of differentiating such soils was used on three map units in Southern Ontario. The method required some modification because it failed to use discontinuity as a variable. The use of a disturbance index and a discontinuity index in describing soil series and map units with highly disturbed and/or discontinuous horizons is suggested.

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