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Reading notes: week 1

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Reading notes: week 1 Geog 350

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these notes cover what was in the readings during week 1
Dr. Gary Running
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Soil, texture
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Elizabeth Notetaker on Tuesday September 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Geog 350 at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire taught by Dr. Gary Running in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Soils in Geography at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.


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Date Created: 09/27/16
Soils P 9-22:, 32-52 Basic concepts: Soil morphology  Varies spatially in horizontal and vertical dimensions  Includes what is there but how it is also put together Soil Composition  Composed of clastic particles, organic materials in different stages of decay, living organisms, water and gases within pores. Soil Texture  Clastic mineral particles are divided in to <2mm diameters  Geologists use the phi scale Phi scale  Particles are divided based on size  Sand, silt, clay is referred to as soil separates Sand  Composed of primary minerals  Clay size particles- secondary minerals  Clay is a size fraction irrespective of mineralogy Clay mineral- is a family of phylosilicate minerals- many clays are quartz or amorphous minerals Soil texture  Refers to relative proportions of sand, silt and clay, often described as “feel sample”  Field example- texture is determined by rubbing a sample between thumb and forefinger  Clayey soils form a ribbon  Sand soils feel gritty  Silt feels smooth  Data on sand, silt and clay are plotted on the textural triangle Loamy textures- are not dominated by one size fraction Sand- has a clay loam texture- dominate feel of sample is given by last name Particles larger than 2 mm in diameter usually are into the textural class name Coarse fragments affect the way water moves through and is retained in the soil Saturated flow- water moves quicly through coarse-textured soils Sand-have larger pores Surface area is important because particle surfaces retain water, cations, onions, and nutrients, also aquires coatings which effects colors to soils


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