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Snapshots

  1. Squint and find the soil horizons

    Snapshot Title: Squint and find the soil horizons
    Taken by: Patrick Drohan

    Image: Andover soil profile #1
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Squint at this picture of a soil profile and you should be able to see 3-4 soil horizons based on color and surface roughness (how bumpy the soil profile surface looks like). Soil horizons are identif...



  2. soil structure

    Snapshot Title: soil structure
    Taken by: Richard Stehouwer

    Image: Andover soil profile #1
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    granular structural units apparent in A horizon of this soil



  3. soil structure

    Snapshot Title: soil structure
    Taken by: Richard Stehouwer

    Image: Andover soil profile #1
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    subangular blocky structural units apparent in B horizon



  4. redoximorphic features

    Snapshot Title: redoximorphic features
    Taken by: Richard Stehouwer

    Image: Andover soil profile #1
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    alternating gleyed and orange-red colors indicate the poorly drained nature of this soil and suggest presence of water at this profile depth for much of the year.



  5. colluvium

    Snapshot Title: colluvium
    Taken by: Richard Stehouwer

    Image: Andover soil profile #1
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    rock fragments in profile are evidence of colluvial parent material for this soil



  6. millipede

    Snapshot Title: millipede
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Andover soil profile #1
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Sometimes soil profiles take on life - in this case a millipede (class Diplopoda). These common arthropods are detritivores that forage on decaying organic matter.