Description of soil ABBLR~~~~~N (BLUE RIDGE)

General Characteristics
Classification O.GL

Orthic Gray Luvisol

Profile Native soil profile

The soil is in native condition (undisturbed by agriculture).

Kind of material Mineral

The soil material is primarily composed of mineral particles.

Water table Never

The water table is not present in the soil at any time.

Root restrictions No root restricting layer

The growth of plant roots is not restricted by any soil layer.

Type of root restricting layer n/a

Not Applicable

Drainage Well drained

Water is removed from the soil readily but not rapidly. Excess water flows downward readily into underlying pervious material or laterally as subsurface flow. Soils have intermediate available water storage capacity (4-5 cm) within the control section, and are generally intermediate in texture and depth. Water source is precipitation. On slopes subsurface flow may occur for short durations, but additions are equaled by losses.


Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Glaciofluvial

Material moved by glaciers and subsequently sorted and deposited by streams flowing from the melting ice. The deposits are stratified and may occur in the form of outwash plains, deltas, kames eskers, and kame terraces. See also glacial drift and till.

Moderately Coarse

Moderately Coarse (USDA Texture Classes: VFS,LVFS,CSL,SL,FSL,GSL,CBSL,GFSL).

Moderately / Very Strongly Calcareous

6 - 40 CaCO3 equivalent (%)


Soil Layer Characteristics
Classification Physical Chemical Water
Layer Number Upper
depth
Lower
depth
hzn_lit hzn_mas hzn_suf hzn_mod bd cofrag tsand tsilt tclay domsand vfsand orgcarb vonpost wood phca ph2 bases caco3 cec ec ksat kp0 kp10 kp33 kp1500
1 -3 0 LH 0.1 0 -9 -9 -9 - -9 40.0 4 5 6.1 6.7 99 0 70 0 30.0 80 60 -9 20
2 0 15 A e 1.4 5 57 32 11 F 41 0.2 -9 -9 5.9 6.5 91 0 9 0 10.0 47 -9 17 7
3 15 51 B t 1 1.55 5 62 19 19 F 43 0.3 -9 -9 5.4 6.0 96 0 15 0 3.0 42 -9 24 14
4 51 53 B t 2 1.55 0 51 23 26 VF 35 0.4 -9 -9 5.3 5.9 91 0 18 0 3.0 42 -9 31 18
5 53 71 BC 1.55 5 73 13 14 F 24 0.0 -9 -9 5.2 5.8 94 0 14 0 10.0 42 -9 19 11
6 71 130 C k 1 1.55 5 61 25 14 F 54 0.0 -9 -9 7.6 7.8 99 11 14 0 10.0 42 -9 23 13
7 130 150 C k 2 1.55 0 80 15 5 F 30 0.0 -9 -9 7.9 8.0 99 10 5 0 30.0 42 -9 12 7