Soil Site Reporter

Soil Series

3.43 ANDOVER (Ac) (31)


Definition
Major soil group: 03 lithomorphic soils Shallow, with a distinct, humose or peaty topsoil, but no subsurface horizons more than 5 cm thick (other than a bleached horizon). Normally over bedrock, very stony rock rubble or little altered soft unconsolidated deposits within 30 cm depth.
Soil Group: 4 rendzinas Calcareous, over chalk, or extremely calcareous rock rubble or soft unconsolidated deposits.
Soil Subgroup: 3 brown rendzinas (with brownish distinct topsoil that is not extremely calcareous)
Soil Series: silty lithoskeletal chalk

Brief Profile Description
In Soil Associations (with WRB classification of this series in each association)
0341    ICKNIELD Calcaric Leptosols
0342a    UPTON 1 Calcaric Leptosols
0343h    ANDOVER 1 Calcaric Leptosols
0343i    ANDOVER 2 Calcaric Leptosols
0511c    PANHOLES Calcaric Leptosols
0511f    COOMBE 1 Calcaric Leptosols
0571j    FRILSHAM Calcaric Leptosols
0571m    CHARITY 2 Calcaric Leptosols
0571n    TATHWELL Calcaric Leptosols
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Surveyed profiles in LandIS
National Soil Inventory Sites: 70
Representative Profiles: 4
Auger Bores: 2667
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