Description of soil ABORNsa~~~N (ORION)

General Characteristics
Classification O.R

Orthic Regosol

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 Unspecified period

The water table is present in the soil during an unspecified period.

Root restrictions Second layer

The growth of plant roots is restricted by the second layer.

Type of root restricting layer Salinity

Salinity (conductivity > 4 dS/m)

Drainage Moderately well drained

Water is removed from the soil somewhat slowly in relation to supply. Excess water is removed somewhat slowly due to low perviousness, shallow water table, lack of gradient, or some combination of these. Soils have intermediate to high water storage capacity (5-6 cm) within the control section and are usually medium to fined textured. Precipitation is the dominant water source in medium to fine textured soils; precipitation and significant additions by subsurface flow are necessary in coarse textured soils.

Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties

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.


Medium (USDA Texture Classes: VFSL,L,SIL,SI,GL,GSIL).

Weakly Calcareous

< 6 CaCO3 equivalent (%)

Soil Layer Characteristics
Classification Physical Chemical Water
Layer Number Upper
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 0 3 A hsk 1.0 2 19 49 32 F 9 3.0 -9 -9 7.5 7.7 99 0 33 2 10.0 62 -9 33 20
2 3 100 C sk 1.4 2 19 54 27 F 9 0.0 -9 -9 8.0 8.2 99 2 22 10 3.0 47 -9 39 22