The pedo-weathering profile: a paradigm for whole-regolith pedology from the glaciated midcontinental United States of America

J. P. Tandarich, R. G. Darmody, L. R. Follmer

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Abstract

An attempt is made to develop a unified paradigm through the introduction of a unified pedoweathering profile (PWP) concept that requires a re-examination of the C horizon concept and the redefinition and use of master horizon D. The PWP contains a C horizon concept of more limited but more precisely defined scope than traditionally used in pedology. In the PWP, the C horison is limited to the modified part of the traditional C that shows pedogenic connection to the overlying solum. The part that is unaltered by pedogenic processes and does not have the hardness of bedrock is recognized as the D horizon. The redefined subsolum horizons exist worldwide in glaciated areas, wetlands, and alluvial, lake, and coastal plains of the past and present. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-117
Number of pages21
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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