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Started: 6/4/2012 10:54 AM
Picture Placeholder: Luke Nave
Luke NaveNo presence information
Soil pictures

‚ÄčThis is a forum thread for NSCN members to share digital pictures, scanned photographs and slides with interesting or illustrative soil images. To get things started with a motivational yet easily surmounted challenge, I am offering up this poorly-framed picture of what is undoubtedly the most interesting soil in the world, a Spodosol of the Kalkaska series. This is the state soil of Michigan, and the photograph showing the beautifully-developed eluvial and spodic horizons was taken from one of the heavy lake-effect snowbelt regions of the Upper Peninsula. Research conducted and synthesized by Schaetzl (2002) in strong snow-gradient regions of lower Michigan demonstrate that large winter snowpacks are central to the genesis of this and other geographically associated soils.DSCN5598.JPGDSCN5598.JPG

Posted: 10/10/2012 8:04 AM
Picture: Daniel Richter
Daniel RichterNo presence information
Always got to be entralled by the beautiful and mysterious spodic subsoil.

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