Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444635228

Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths

2nd Edition

Editors: Georges Stoops Vera Marcelino Florias Mees
Paperback ISBN: 9780444635228
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 720
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of pedogenesis, soil classification, quaternary geology, sedimentology and archaeology

Table of Contents

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

3. Saprolites

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

Florias Mees

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

Florias Mees

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

18. Topsoils

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

Mike Wilson

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

Details

No. of pages:
720
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780444635228

About the Editor

Georges Stoops

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Department of Geology, University of Ghent, Belgium

Vera Marcelino

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Department of Geology, University of Ghent, Belgium

Florias Mees

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Department of Geology and Soil Science, Ghent University, Belgium