Imnavait Creek Permanent Vegetation Plots

Walker DA, Lederer ND, and Walker MD. 1987. Permanent vegetation plots: Site factors, soil physical and chemical properties and plant species cover. Department of Energy R4D Program, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

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Soil Description, Plot SW-32B

soil photo
Microsite:Nonsorted stone stripe on east side of west ridge near the crest of the slope. Stripes are 3-5 m wide with frost scars spaced 1.5-2.5 m apart.
Substrate:Clay-rich glacial till.
Vegetation:Dry Salix phlebophylla, Luzula arctica, barren
Classification:Ruptic Pergelic Cryaquept
Frost-scar element:
Notes:Permafrost at >100cm. Very contorted profile.
Bw10-5 cm. Brown (10YR 4/5) clay loam; moderate medium subangular blocky structure breaking to moderate fine granular; est. 15% fine gravel to 1 cm diameter; sticky, plastic (wet); common very fine roots; abrupt broken boundary.
Bw25-50+ cm. Dull yellowish brown (10YR 4/3) gravelly clay loam with large prominent yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) mottles; moderate medium angular blocky structure; est. 35% fine gravel to 2 cm diameter; sticky, plastic (wet).
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