New England Soil Profiles
Mainland Cove - Subaqueous Soil
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A soil core from a mainland cove landform in 5 feet of water from Point Judith Pond, Rhode Island showing 4 major geologic events: Deposition of till starting at 130 cm, post-glacial eolian loess deposit at approximately 1 meter, fresh-water organic deposition (interpreted as an Atlantic white cedar swamp) at 40 cm and marine silts being deposited to the surface.

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