Description of soil BCCGL~~~~~A (COGHLAN)

General Characteristics
Classification GLOT.HFP

Gleyed Ortstein Humo-Ferric Podzol

Profile Agricultural soil profile

The soil has been disturbed by agriculture.

Kind of material Mineral

The soil material is primarily composed of mineral particles.

Water table Always

The water table is always present in the soil.

Root restrictions Fourth layer

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

Type of root restricting layer Ortstein

Ortstein horizon

Drainage Imperfectly drained

Water is removed from the soil sufficiently slowly in relation to supply, to keep the soil wet for a significant part of the growing season. Excess water moves slowly downward if precipitation is the major supply. If subsurface water or groundwater, or both, is the main source, the flow rate may vary but the soil remains wet for a significant part of the growing season. Precipitation is the main source if available water storage capacity is high; contribution by subsurface flow or groundwater flow, or both, increases as available water storage capacity decreases. Soils have a wide range in available water supply, texture, and depth, and are gleyed phases of well drained subgroups.


Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Uppermost Eolian

Eolian material deposited by wind: uniform deposit of very fine sand and silt.

Medium

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

Extremely / Strongly Acidic

pH < 5.6

Below 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.

Very Coarse

Very Coarse (USDA Texture Classes: VCS,CS,S,GS,CBS).

Medium Acid to Neutral

pH 5.6 - 7.4


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 0 13 A p 1.2 5 42 40 18 F 10 3.5 -9 -9 4.7 5.2 19 0 18 0 0.3 55 34 28 10
2 13 25 A e 1.4 5 60 34 6 F 15 2.0 -9 -9 4.9 5.4 20 0 19 0 0.3 47 29 22 15
3 25 43 2 B fgj 1.45 30 65 25 10 F 16 0.4 -9 -9 5.3 5.8 41 0 10 0 3.0 45 30 21 11
4 43 65 2 B fc 1.8 20 80 17 3 C 20 0.2 -9 -9 5.5 6.0 78 0 7 0 0.1 32 21 14 8
5 65 100 2 C 1.6 40 90 9 1 C 23 0.1 -9 -9 5.8 6.3 16 0 9 0 60.0 40 15 8 5