Soil Site Reporter

Soil Series

9.51 COPROLITE WASHINGS (wCP) (5019)


Definition
Major soil group: 09 made ground soils Soils formed in a significant thickness of either artificial man-made material or former soil material or geological substrate that has undergone mechanical removal, transport and replacement.
Soil Group: 5 well aerated made ground soils Permeable or moderately permeable soils that are not wet within 70 cm for more than 90 days nor within 40 cm for more than 30 days in most years. They are identified from one of the two following sets of characteristics: EITHER At least 60 cm of superficial material that shows no contemporary evidence of wetness within 40 cm depth and contains no layers, 15 cm or more thick, that are slightly or very slightly porous with high packing density. OR A coherent, consolidated man-made substrate at 40 to 60 cm depth that is directly overlain by material showing no contemporary evidence of wetness and containing no layers, 15 cm or more thick, that are slightly or very slightly porous with high packing density. Well aerated soils are free draining and relatively easily rootable to at least 40 cm depth, but have a significant leaching potential.
Soil Subgroup: 1 calcareous well aerated made ground soils Soils which contain, at or within 40 cm depth, at least 1% CaCO, equivalent in the fraction < 2 mm AND have a pH (in water, 1:2.5) of at least 6.5 in any superficial noncalcareous layers. Calcareous soils have a base saturated exchange complex dominated by calcium, although significant amounts of magnesium may also be present. They are likely to support vegetation in which calcicoles form an important component.
Soil Series: carbonatic loamy replaced material

Brief Profile Description
In Soil Associations (with WRB classification of this series in each association)
0961    RESTORED COPROLITE Spolic Technosols (Calcaric, Gleyic)
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Surveyed profiles in LandIS
National Soil Inventory Sites: 0
Representative Profiles: 0
Auger Bores: 0
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