The interaction of parent material and eolian debris on the formation of soils in the Silverbell Desert Biome of Arizona

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Title:
The interaction of parent material and eolian debris on the formation of soils in the Silverbell Desert Biome of Arizona
Author:
Rosenthal, Randi Helaine, 1961-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The objective of this study was to determine whether the properties of four soils of the Silverbell Desert Biome could be attributed solely to the parent material or alternately reflect the nature of contributions, if any, from eolian dust. The Anklam, Lajitas and Chimenea soils, classified as fine-loamy, mixed, thermic Lithic Haplargids and the Greyeagle (coarse-loamy, mixed, thermic, Lithic Torriorthent) soil formed an andesite, basalt, granite and basalt, respectively. They occur on gently sloping, stable terrain in Pima County, Arizona. The four soils were studied through field descriptions, particle size analysis, mineralogical analyses of light and heavy sand fractions and clay mineral identification. The light mineral fraction of all four soils is directly affected by the parent material and is influenced much less, if at all by eolian activities due to the larger particle sizes. It is concluded that the genesis of soils was influenced by both the underlying rock and the input of eolian particulates. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Soil formation -- Arizona -- Marana Region.; Soils -- Arizona -- Marana Region.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Soil and Water Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hendricks, D. M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe interaction of parent material and eolian debris on the formation of soils in the Silverbell Desert Biome of Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorRosenthal, Randi Helaine, 1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRosenthal, Randi Helaine, 1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to determine whether the properties of four soils of the Silverbell Desert Biome could be attributed solely to the parent material or alternately reflect the nature of contributions, if any, from eolian dust. The Anklam, Lajitas and Chimenea soils, classified as fine-loamy, mixed, thermic Lithic Haplargids and the Greyeagle (coarse-loamy, mixed, thermic, Lithic Torriorthent) soil formed an andesite, basalt, granite and basalt, respectively. They occur on gently sloping, stable terrain in Pima County, Arizona. The four soils were studied through field descriptions, particle size analysis, mineralogical analyses of light and heavy sand fractions and clay mineral identification. The light mineral fraction of all four soils is directly affected by the parent material and is influenced much less, if at all by eolian activities due to the larger particle sizes. It is concluded that the genesis of soils was influenced by both the underlying rock and the input of eolian particulates. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSoil formation -- Arizona -- Marana Region.en_US
dc.subjectSoils -- Arizona -- Marana Region.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSoil and Water Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHendricks, D. M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332540en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19844193en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16864207en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16864190en_US
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