Quaternary soils

  • 338 Pages
  • 3.56 MB
  • English
Center for Water Resources Research. Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada , Reno, Nev
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Quater
StatementRoger B. Morrison and Herbert E. Wright, editors.
SeriesInternational Association for Quaternary Research. Proceedings, VII congress -- v. 9.
ContributionsMorrison, Roger B. 1914-, Wright, H. E. 1917-, University of Nevada. Center for Water Resources Research.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 338 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14122673M

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International Association for Quaternary Research. Quaternary soils. Reno, Nev. Center for Water Resources Research, Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: International Association for Quaternary Research.

OCLC Number: Description: pages illustrations. Correlation and age of Quaternary alluvial-fan sequences, Basin and Range province, southwestern United States Author(s) Gary E. Christenson. This book examines a period of spectacular environmental change, the Quaternary, with respect to soil-landscape relationships in Western Europe, the British Isles and North America.

The possibilities for using soils as climatic indicators in the same way as fossils are discussed. Examination of Quaternary deposits in Spanish Valley near Moab, Utah, revealed a complex pattern of soil development and distribution on alluvial fans and terraces previously correlated by Richmond () with glacial deposits in the La Sal Mountains.

Pleistocene and Holocene climatic changes caused significant modification of formerly weathered soils, and hardened layers of substrata (duricrusts) which are now closely associated with scarps and mesas.

This chapter outlines the main pedogenic processes, the role of time, and regional soil patterns in southern : Jürgen Runge. This book provides essential background information on the Quaternary and is a complete guide, particularly valuable to scientists and soil surveyors wishing to undertake field studies in the recognition of Quaternary features.

Landscape features reflecting Quaternary events and processes can be identified in the field with the help of the large number of illustrations and Cited by:   This introductory paper describes Quaternary soils according to the climatic conditions under which they were formed (glacial, periglacial, temperate, arid and tropical).

The paper discusses the geological characteristics of the soils and the processes that have acted in forming or altering them, as well as their geotechnical by: 9. SOILS AS A TOOL FOR APPLIED QUATERNARY GEOLOGY by Peter W Birkeland, Michael N.


SOILS AS A TOOL FOR APPLIED. Introduction: Quaternary Soil Interpretation Our knowledge of Quaternary soils includes the recognition of dynamic equilibrium of soil with environment, Quaternary soils book inoculation of geomorphology with that concept (Hack, ), and subsequent attempts to understand soils and geomorphology (Birkeland, ).Cited by: 3.

Chapter 2 - The Ecology of Ostracoda Across Levels of Biological Organisation from Individual to Ecosystem: A Review of Recent Developments and Future Potential.

Calcic soils are commonly developed in Quaternary sediments throughout the arid and semiarid parts of the southwestern United States. In alluvial chronosequences, these soils have regional variations in their content of secondary calcium carbonate (CaCO 3) because of (1) the combined effects of the age of the soil, (2) the amount, seasonal distribution, and concentration of Ca ++.

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Many environmental issues, such as groundwater protection and soil contamination, involve problems of Quaternary geology, although glacial sediments and the climate controlled Quaternary stratigraphy differ fundamentally from the deposits of other by: As a text on paleosols, this book applies the expertise of soil science to ancient sequences of non-marine rocks.

It provides an interdisciplinary bridge between the interests of soil scientists, sedimentary geologists and paleontologists, outlining the methods for the study and interpretation of paleosols, and sketching the long geological history of life and landscapes on Earth.5/5(1).

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Two chapters discuss soils and their responses to climate, and wind-blown sediments. Two more describe volcanoes and earthquakes, and the use of Quaternary geology to understand the hazards they pose.

The next part of the book is on plants and animals. Five chapters consider the Quaternary history of vegetation in the United States.4/5(1). About this book. Language: English. The author of Quaternary Loesses, Loess-like Sediments, Soils and Climate Change in Iran has studied sediment-soil sections in Iran in great detail in order to reconstruct and depict Middle to Upper Quaternary climate change and landscape evolution in this region.

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The second edition of this authoritative introduction to the global environmental fluctuations of the Quaternary period has been thoroughly revised and updated, and now includes two new chapters: one on Quaternary soils and sediments, and one on the Milankovitch theory and its implications for Quaternary climatic oscillations.

The study of soil chronosequences is a powerful tool to elucidate the degree and direction of soil evolution (Hugget, ), which can also be used for dating or correlating Quaternary landscape sequences (Birkeland, ).

Some surfaces used for this purpose are those generated by rivers, called strath terraces or cut-in-bedrock by: The Quaternary Period follows the Neogene Period and extends to the present. The Quaternary covers the time span of glaciations classified as the Pleistocene, and includes the present interglacial time-period, the Holocene.

This places the start of the Quaternary at the onset of Northern Hemisphere glaciation. In the east, porphyric bedrock can be found, and the soil layer is thin or even absent in some areas.

Quaternary deposits covering the valley floor are dominated by tills, glaciofluvial material, and are rich in clay or sandy moraines suitable for agriculture. This book offers an integrated approach to geoecological knowledge that is valuable to students and professionals in quaternary science, physical geography, soil science, archaeology, historical geography, and land planning and restructuring.

This book reviews advances in understanding of the past ca. two million years of Earth history - the Quaternary Period - in the United States. It begins with sections on ice and water - as glaciers, permafrost, oceans, rivers, lakes, and aquifers. Six chapters are devoted to the high-latitude Pleistocene ice sheets, to mountain glaciations of the western United States, and to 3/5(1).

Quaternary (ISSN X) is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal that covers all aspects of Quaternary Science, embracing the whole range of scientific fields related to geological, geographical, biological, physical, chemical, environmental and human sciences.

It publishes reviews, research articles, communications, technical notes and essays. Soils and Quaternary geology: a handbook for field scientists. Summary: During the Quaternary period, mid-latitude regions of the Earth experienced major climatic fluctuations, which had a widespread influence on soil characteristics and distribution patterns.

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Further, it has been found that some of these compounds are active as corrosion inhibitors. Two chapters discuss soils and their responses to climate, and wind-blown sediments.

Two more describe volcanoes and earthquakes, and the use of Quaternary geology to understand the hazards they pose.

The next part of the book is on plants and animals.

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Five chapters consider the Quaternary history of vegetation in the United States. Engineering Geology of Quaternary Sediments [Niek Rengers] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This text contains the proceedings of the year Jubilee symposium of the Netherlands Ingenieurgeologische Kring. Topics covered include: engineering geology development in the Netherlands; classification and characterization of soft soils; and Price: $ A Quaternary soil chronosequence study on the terraces of the Alcanadre River (semiarid Ebro Basin, NE Spain) Article in Geoderma November with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Soils and Quaternary Geology of the Southwestern United States Rate and depth of pedogenic-carbonate accumulation in soils: Formulation and testing of a compartment model Environmental change and evidence for Archaic and Woodland floodplain occupation along the lower Nottawasaga River, southern Ontario, Canada.

Soils on Quaternary coral terraces and carbonate eolianites on Barbados, Jamaica, the Florida Keys (United States), and New Providence Island (Bahamas) were studied to .His Soils and Quaternary Geology: a handbook for field scientists () intended to provide a "complete guide" to Quaternary sediments for non-Quaternary geologists, although reviewers did not agree that it met this aim, and were particularly critical of its limited geographical ion: University of Hull (BSc, PhD).Glenn Borchardt, Robert L.

Hill, "Smectitic pedogenesis and late Holocene tectonism along the Raymond Fault, San Marino, California", Soils and Quaternary Geology of the Southwestern United States, David L. Weide.