Soil-landscape relationships in the Piedmont of Maryland.

R. G. Darmody, J. E. Foss

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The soil series of particular interest were the Chester, Glenelg, and Elioak series of Typic Hapludults. Results indicate that Elioak soil is a relict paleosol. A stone line separating strongly weathered Elioak soil material from silty overburden was revealed in several excavations. Particle-size analyses and elemental analyses of silt fractions confirmed these discontinuities. Comparisons indicate that the silty overburden on the Piedmont is loess which was deposited after 10 520 years BP. Where the relict paleosol has been eroded away, as on steeper slopes, Glenelg soils are mapped. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-592
Number of pages5
JournalSoil Science Society of America Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science


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