Soil Properties from
The links below lead to power-point
presentations for some basic soil properties relating to soils found in the New
England region. The presentations are focused on hydric soil relationships but
also provide information about other properties.
Make sure to read the notes on the bottom of
Soils of Rhode Island - prepared for the RI Envirothon (
- Includes soil
definitions, factors of soil formation, and soil parent materials (geology). Soil Formation
Jenny Factors of Soil Formation.
horizon nomenclature, master horizons, sub-horizons, horizon measurement,
describing horizons and soil profiles. Soil Horizons
- Coloring agents, aspects
of color, Munsell and Earth color notation, describing soil color, describing
redox features. Soil Color
- The relative proportions of sand, silt, clay, and rock
fragments. Soil Texture Soil Structure and Consistence. (Coming Soon).
Estimating Seasonal High Water tables - Article by
Pete Fletcher and Peter Veneman - Article is outdated, check back later for an
- From the Wetland Science Institute (Soil Taxonomy,
Redox Features, Field Indicators, Hydric Terminology). Wetland Soil
- soil morphology used
for soil drainage classes in New England. Soil Drainage Classes
Presentations prepared by Jim Turenne with input and
assistance from Pete Fletcher and Michael Whited.