{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Problem+set+1 - Name Soil Science 10 Problem Set#1(Due Oct...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Name: ___________________________________ Soil Science 10 Problem Set #1 ( Due Oct. 6 th ) 1. For the following descriptions of soil horizons, indicate what master horizon designation (e.g., capital letter – A, B, C, etc.) and when appropriate what subhorizon designation (e.g., lower case letter – a, e, i or t) best characterizes the described horizons. ________ a. An organic horizon with recognizable oak leaves. ________ b. Unconsolidated material displaying little weathering or biological activity. ________ c. A subsoil horizon having both a dark color due to organic matter and a red color due to iron oxides. Assume that this horizon is more red than it is black. ________ d. An eluvial horizon having a high Munsell value and low Munsell chroma. ________ e. An illuvial horizon with an accumulation of silicate clays. 2. Which of the two soil colors would most likely represent an A horizon? Why? 10YR2/2 or 10YR 5/3 3. a. Using the textural triangle (see notes), determine the textural class of the following sample: Sand % Silt % Clay % 70 20 10 b.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}