Description of soil ABZGW~~~~~N (MISC.GLEYSOL)

General Characteristics
Classification O.HG

Orthic Humic Gleysol

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 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 Poorly drained

Water is removed so slowly in relation to supply that the soil remains wet for a comparatively large part of the time the soil is not frozen. Excess water is evident in the soil for a large part of the time. Subsurface flow or groundwater flow, or both, in addition to precipitation are the main water sources; there may also be a perched water table, with precipitation exceeding evapotranspiration. Soils have a wide range in available water storage capacity, texture, and depth, and are gleyed subgroups, Gleysols, and Organic soils.

Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Undifferentiated mineral

A sequence of more than three types of genetic mineral materials outcropping on a steep erosional escarpment. This complex class is to be used where units relating to individual genetic materials cannot be delimited separately at the scale of mapping. It may include colluvium derived from the various genetic materials and resting upon the scarp slope.




Undifferentiated acidity and/or calcareousness

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 20 A h 1.15 5 40 40 20 M 12 5.0 -9 -9 6.5 6.9 99 2 29 0 30.0 55 -9 34 21
2 20 50 B g 1.4 5 40 30 30 M 11 2.0 -9 -9 6.5 6.9 99 2 26 0 10.0 47 -9 33 19
3 50 100 C kg 1.45 5 40 30 30 M 11 1.0 -9 -9 7.0 7.3 99 5 23 0 1.0 45 -9 34 20