Subaqueous Soils

Authored by: Mark H. Stolt , Martin C. Rabenhorst

Handbook of Soil Sciences Properties and Processes

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  November  2011

Print ISBN: 9781439803059
eBook ISBN: 9781439803066
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11267-71

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Abstract

One of the new frontiers in soil science that has come into focus over the past two decades has been the study of subaqueous soils. Although the concept has appeared in the literature at times (Kubiëna, 1953; Muckenhausen, 1965), only recently have these substrates received recognition in the United States and as such are now accommodated under the definition of soils (Soil Survey Staff, 1999). Under the new definition, soils may occur in permanently flooded or ponded environments with water depths up to approximately 2.5 m (Soil Survey Staff, 1999).

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