Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths, Second Edition, provides researchers and students with a global tool for interpretation of micromorphological features of regoliths and soils. After an introduction and general overview, micromorphological aspects of regoliths (e.g., saprolites, unconsolidated sediments and transported materials) are highlighted, followed by a systematic and coherent discussion of the micromorphological expression of various pedogenic processes, covering diagnostic horizons, materials and processes. The book is written by a team of well-known global experts in the field who use a single set of concepts and terminology, making it a valuable interdisciplinary reference.
The following topics are also treated: freeze-thaw features, redoximorphic features, calcareous and gypsiferous formations, textural features, spodic and oxic horizons, andic and volcanic materials, organic and surface horizons, laterites, surface crusts, salts, biogenic and inorganic siliceous materials, authigenic silicates, phosphates, thionic and derived materials, and features related to faunal activity. The last chapters address the impact of anthropic activities with regard to archaeology and paleopedology.
- Updates the first exhaustive publication on interpretation of micromorphological features
- Covers related topics, making micromorphology more attractive and accessible for geographers, archaeologists and quaternary geologists
- Includes thematic treatment of a range of soil micromorphology fields and broadens the content’s applications
- Features input from a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring thorough coverage of archaeological, geological, and earth science disciplines
Postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of pedogenesis, soil classification, quaternary geology, sedimentology and archaeology
1. Micromorphology as a tool in soil and regolith studies
Georges Stoops Sr.
2. Collovial And Mass Wasting Deposits
Herman Mücher, H van Steijn and F Kwaad
Martine Gérard, Carlos Schaefer, F. Simas and Siti Zauyah
4. Pedoplasmation: formation of soil material
Georges Stoops Sr. and Carlos Schaefer
5. Fabric and composition of the groundmass
Florias Mees and Georges Stoops Sr.
6. Pedogenic siliceous features
Ma. del Carmen Gutiérrez Castorena
7. Biogenic siliceous features
Danuta Kaczorek, Luc Vrydagh and William Effland
8. Authigenic silicate minerals – sepiolite-palygorskite, zeolites and sodium silicates
9. Calcium carbonate features
Nicolas Durand, C. Monger, Matthew Canti and Eric Verrecchia
10. Gypsic features
Rosa M. Poch, Octavio Artieda and M. Lebedeva
11. Salt minerals in saline soils and salt crusts
12. Phosphatic features
Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg
13. Sulphidic and sulphuric materials
Florias Mees and Georges Stoops Sr.
14. Textural pedofeatures and related horizons
Peter Kühn, M. Bronnikova, J. Aguilar and Rienk Miedema
15. Redoximorphic features
M. Vepraskas, David Lindbo and M. stolt
16. Features related to faunal activity
Maja J. Kooistra and Mirjam Pulleman
17. Organic matter
Kristin Ismail-Meyer, David Lindbo and M. stolt
Maria Gerasimova and M. Lebedeva
19. Physical and biological surface crusts
Amanda J. Williams, Georges Stoops Sr. and Marcello Pagliai
20. Frost action
Brigitte Van Vliet-Lanoë and Catherine fox
21. Vertic features
Irina Kovda and A. Mermut
22. Spodic materials
23. Oxic and related materials
Vera Marcelino, Georges Stoops Sr. and Carlos Schaefer
24. Lateritic and bauxitic materials
Georges Stoops Sr. and Vera Marcelino
25. Regoliths and soils on volcanic ash
Sergey Sedov and Georges Stoops Sr.
26. Anthropogenic features
Paul W. Addeley, C.A. Wilson, I.A. Simpson and D.A. Davidson
27. Archaeological materials
Richard I. Macphail and Paul Goldberg
28. Palaeosoils and relict soils, a conceptual approach
Marie-Agnès Courty and Guo Zhengtang
29. Palaeosoils and relict soils, a systematic review
Mauro Cremaschi, Luca Trombino and Andrea Zerboni
30: Micromorphological Features and their relation to processes and clarification
Georges Stoops, Vera Marcelino and Florias Mees
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- © Elsevier 2018
- 1st June 2018
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Georges Stoops contributed substantially to the understanding of the genesis of arid and tropical soils, and the application of mineralogical techniques. He was one of the first to explore, in 1968, the possibilities of SEM techniques in micromorphology. His outstanding activity at an international level, including organizing training courses and workshops, contributed considerably to the development of soil micromorphology, while his enthusiastic teaching in Ghent and overseas promoted the use of soil micromorphology worldwide. His achievements have been honoured by the Dokuchaev award of the All Union of Soviet Soil Science Society of the Academy of Sciences (1985) and in the Kubiëna Medal of the International Soil Science Society (1992).
Emeritus Professor, Department of Geology, University of Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Marcelino edited the previous edition of the volume, alongside Professor Stoops and Dr. Mees. He has numerous years of experience researching in soil micromorphology.
Researcher, Department of Geology, University of Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Mees edited the previous edition of the volume, alongside Professor Stoops and Dr. Marcelino. He has numerous years of experience researching in sediment petrology, soil mineralogy and micromorphology.
Researcher, Department of Geology and Soil Science, Ghent University, Belgium