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Exploring: Soil

Web Soil Survey (WSS)

https://www.usgs.gov/data-tools/web-soil-survey-wss (HTML Document 41.76 KB)

March 4, 2016 Provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. ...

OGRL soil samples

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/ogrl-soil-samples (HTML Document 42.57 KB)

OGRL soil samples () Credits: Source: Photographer Topics OGRL ...

Web Soil Survey (WSS)

https://www.usgs.gov/node/575520 (HTML Document 41.76 KB)

March 4, 2016 Provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. ...

USGS scientist collecting soil samples

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/usgs-scientist-collecting-soil-samples (HTML Document 42.70 KB)

(Public domain.) Location Taken: US

Soil and Agriculture

https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/drought/science/soil-and-agriculture?qt-science_center_objects=0 (HTML Document 55.95 KB)

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Soil change: organic matter

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/soil-change-organic-matter (HTML Document 42.60 KB)

Credits: Source: Photographer USGS Topics Osland

Soil Science

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/soil-science (HTML Document 42.87 KB)

(Credit: Peter de Vries, USGS. Public domain.) Location Taken: US

Soil and Agriculture

https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/drought/science/soil-and-agriculture?qt-science_center_objects=1 (HTML Document 55.95 KB)

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Soil and Agriculture

https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/drought/science/soil-and-agriculture (HTML Document 55.95 KB)

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Soil moisture monitoring equipment

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/soil-moisture-monitoring-equipment (HTML Document 42.80 KB)

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Scientists in a muddy stream taking soil samples.

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/scientists-muddy-stream-taking-soil-samples (HTML Document 42.45 KB)

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Ulster County Soil & Water Conservation District

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/ulster-county-soil-water-conservation-district (HTML Document 42.78 KB)

Ulster County Soil & Water Conservation District logo () Credits: Source: Photographer Topics logo ...

A young fish hook cactus sheltered by soil crust

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/a-young-fish-hook-cactus-sheltered-soil-crust (HTML Document 43.47 KB)

A young fish hook cactus sheltered by soil crust A young fish hook cactus sheltered by soil crust, Arches National Park. (Credit: Neal Herbert, National Park Service. ) Credits: Source: Flickr Photographer ...

Soil, Ecosystem Function, USGS Microbiology Research

Modified 2013-01-14
https://microbiology.usgs.gov/ecosystem_function_soil.html (HTML Document 20.22 KB)

Soil Browse samples of USGS research about ecosystem function and soil.

Mt Rushmore soil sampling.JPG

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/mt-rushmore-soil-samplingjpg (HTML Document 43.63 KB)

USGS scientists collect composite soil samples at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (Credit: Barbara Rowe, USGS . Public domain.) Location Taken: Mount Rushmore, SD, US Credits: Source: Photographer ...

Using soil redistribution to understand soil organic carbon redistribution and budgets

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70031240 (HTML Document 17.33 KB)

Using soil redistribution to understand soil organic carbon redistribution and budgets By: The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital ... versions of this publication at this time Download citation as: RIS Abstract Patterns of soil organic carbon (SOC) vary across the landscape leading ... to uncertainties in SOC budgets, especially for agricultural areas where water, wind, and tillage erosion redistribute soil and SOC. This study ... determined SOC patterns related to soil redistribution in small agricultural fields. Soil redistribution patterns were determined using the fallout caesium ...

Mechanistic roles of soil humus and minerals in the sorption of nonionic organic compounds from aqueous and organic solutions

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70009913 (HTML Document 17.25 KB)

Mechanistic roles of soil humus and minerals in the sorption of nonionic organic compounds from aqueous and organic solutions Organic Geochemistry ... of soil humus and soil minerals and their contributions to soil sorption of nonionic organic compounds from aqueous and organic solutions are ... , observed sorptive characteristics suggest that solute partitioning into the soil-humic phase is the primary mechanism of soil uptake. By contrast, data ... obtained from organic solutions on dehydrated soil partitioning into humic phase and adsorption by soil minerals is influenced by the soil-moisture ...

Don't Bust the Crust

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/dont-bust-crust (HTML Document 43.39 KB)

To examine the influence of biological soil crusts in ecosystems (soil food webs, soil stability, soil nutrient cycles, and plant communities), Hilda ... Smith, biological technician, prepares to resample paired experimental plots where biological soil crusts were removed annually since 1995 or left intact at Arches NP.

SOFIA - Hurricane Wilma's Impact on Overall Soil Elevation and Zones Within the Soil Profile in a Mangrove Forest

Modified 2013-09-04
https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/soilprofmangroves/index.html (HTML Document 9.62 KB)

publications > paper > hurricane wilma's impact on overall soil elevation and zones within the soil profile in a mangrove forest Hurricane Wilma's ... Impact on Overall Soil Elevation and Zones Within the Soil Profile in a Mangrove Forest Abstract Soil elevation affects tidal inundation period ... wetlands. Hurricanes can dramatically affect a site's soil elevation. We assessed the impact of Hurricane Wilma (2005) on soil elevation at a mangrove ... horizons we measured soil accretion, erosion, and soil elevation. We partitioned the effect of Hurricane Wilma's storm deposit into four constituent soil ...

Relation of pH and other soil variables to concentrations of Pb, Cu, Zn, Cd, and Se in earthworms

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/5222205 (HTML Document 18.22 KB)

Relation of pH and other soil variables to concentrations of Pb, Cu, Zn, Cd, and Se in earthworms Pedobiologia By: The Publications Warehouse does ... not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time Download citation as: RIS Abstract Various soil treatments (clay, composted peat ... different soil variables on the concentrations of 5 elements in earthworms (Pb, Cu, Zn, Cd, Se). Concentrations of the 5 elements were related to 9 ... soil variables (soil Pb, soil Cu, soil Zn, pH, organic matter, P, K, Mg, and Ca) with linear multiple regression. Lead concentrations in earthworms were ...