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Soil Resources of European Volcanic Systems

GREECE SOIL PROFILES

PROFILE N14- GR
Santorini, Profitis Ilias. - 27.april 2001

Date of description: 27-04-2001

Authors:
Peter, Oli, Fabio, Paul, Eduardo and Marcelli

Location
:
Santorini, Profitis Ilias

Altitude:
 300 m

Coordinates:  
            362222.6N, 
            252714.6E
Map number and Coordinates: 

Classification:  
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Soil Climate: Xeric, Thermic
Topography: Mountainous
Landform: (check in FAO)
Land element: Slope
Position: Middle slope
Slope: Very steep
Form: 
Microtopography: low hummocks
Landuse/Vegetation: natural, not used.  90% Rhagnalon rupeste.  Other vegetation includes Carthamus sp.
Human influences: considerable
Parent material: Pumice, volcanic ash, Upper Pumice Series
Rock outcrops: 10%
Effective soil depth: 80 cm.
Erosion: moderate water erosion
Drainage Class: excessively drained
Internal drainage: Never saturated, Permeability: moderately rapid.
External drainage: excessively drained
Moisture conditions: Dry, never saturated

Note:  Vegetation crust is forming on top of the surface.  Moss between the herbal plants.


N14 - GR.SOIL  DESCRIPTION:

A 0-7 cm Dark brown (10YR 3/3) loamy fine sand, very weak coarse subangular blocky, very friable, many very fine and few medium roots, 30% 0.2-2 cm coarse fragments, clear smooth boundary.
AC : 7-30 cm   Brown (10YR 5/3) loamy fine sand, structureless, loose, many fine to medium roots, 65% 0.2-10 cm coarse fragments, abrupt wavy boundary.
C:  30-95+ cm  White (10YR 8/1) gravel, structureless, loose, >95% 0.2-15 cm coarse fragments.

Last modified 13 May 2002 by EG