ANDOSOLS OF EUROPE
Soil Resources of European Volcanic Systems

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SLOVAKIA SOIL PROFILES

PROFILE SK-3
STIAVNICKE VRCHY MOUNTAINS

 

 

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Classification:
WRB (2001): Molli-Vitric Andosol / Siltic Phaeozem
ST (1999): Medial, mixed, mesic Humic Udivitrand

Locality: Slovakia, Stiavnické Vrchy Mountains

Coordinates: X (S-JTS): 440192; Y (S-JTS): 1264172

Attitude: 910 m

Relief: steeply sloping hill-slope

Aspect: W

Land use: deciduous woodland (Carpinus betulus, Acer pseudoplatanus)

Substrate: amphibolite-biotite-pyroxenic andesite

SOIL HORIZON DESCRIPTION:

O:      0-10 cm;

Ah1:   10-20 cm; Black (10YR 2/1); wet, very ,weak consistence, moderately developed medium granular peds, clay loam, slightly stony with small and medium subangular stones, abundant roots, clear and wavy boundary with next horizon

Ah2:   20-50 cm; Very dark greyish brown (10YR 3/2), wet, moderately weak consistence, moderately developed medium granular peds, clay loam, moderately stony with medium and large subangular and subrounded stones, common woody roots, diffuse and wavy transition through AB to Bw horizon.

AB:    50-63 cm; Dark greyish brown (10YR 4/2), wet, moderately weak consistence, moderately developed medium granular peds;,. clay- loam, moderately stony with medium and large subangular and subrounded stones, common woody roots.

Bw:    63-110 cm; Brown (10YR 4.5/3), wet, moderately firm consistence, moderately developed medium granular and fine subangular blocky peds, clay loam, very stony, medium and large subangular and subrounded stones; common woody roots, diffuse transition to the substrate

 

WRB (2001): folic horizon 0-10 cm; mollic horizon (10-50 cm); vitric horizon if there is 10% or more volcanic glass (10-110 cm), cambic horizon if there is less than 10% volcanic glass (63-110 cm); > 40% silt throughout:

Molli-Vitric Andosol / Siltic Phaeozem

ST (1999): mollic epipedon (10-50 cm); cambic horizon (63-110 cm); andic soil properties if there is at least 23% volcanic glass (10-110 cm):

Medial, mixed, mesic Humic Udivitran

 


Last modified 30 April 2004 by EG