PROFILE EUR14 - GR
Date of description: 27-04-2001
Authors: P. Buurman, O. Arnalds, F.
Terribile, P. Quantin, Eduardo ?? and M. Mallucelli??
Location: Greece, Santorini, Profitis Ilias
Altitude: 300 m
Co-ordinates: 36°22’22.6’’N, 25°27’14.6’’E
Map number and Co-ordinates:
WRB (2001): Skeleti-Tephric Regosol (Hypereutric)
ST (1999): Pumiceous, mixed, nonacid, thermic Vitrandic Xerorthent
Soil Climate: Xeric soil moisture regime; Thermic soil temperature regime
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Landform: (check in FAO)
Position: Middle slope
Microtopography: low hummocks
natural, not used. 90% Rhagnalon rupeste. Other vegetation includes
material: Pumice, volcanic ash, Upper Pumice Series
Effective soil depth: 80 cm.
moderate water erosion
Class: excessively drained
drainage: Never saturated, Permeability: moderately rapid.
drainage: excessively drained
conditions: Dry, never saturated
Vegetation crust is forming on top of the surface. Moss between the herbal
SOIL HORIZON DESCRIPTION:
Ah: 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
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
C: 30-95+ cm; White (10YR
8/1) pumice gravel, structureless, loose, > 95% 0.2-15 cm coarse fragments.
ochric horizon (0-30 cm); no Leptosol because of <90% coarse fragments
between 0 and 30 cm; no Arenosol because of >35% coarse fragments between 7
and >30 cm; BS >80% throughout:
Skeleti-Tephric Regosol (Hypereutric)
(1999): ochric epipedon (0-30 cm); no Psamment
because of >35% rock fragments in the particle-size control section (25-100
cm); less than 10% fine earth between 30 and 95+ cm:
Pumiceous, mixed, nonacid, thermic
30 April 2004