Accession Number:

ADA037449

Title:

Soils Map of the Arctic (Pochvennaia Karta Artiki),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A soil map of the Arctic, including the arctic and tundra regions of the Northern Hemisphere and the parts of the taiga zone that are adjacent to them, has been compiled at a scale of 110 000 000. The map shows the prevalent soils, their zonal and facial peculiarities, and the structure of the soil cover. The composition of the soil cover and microcombinations complexes and nanocomplexes of soils are determined mainly by bioclimatic conditions. Seven genetic- geometric forms of microcombinations cracknanopolygonal, knolls, formed by cryoturbations, etc. have been singled out. The meso-structure of the soil cover combinations and mosaics is conditioned mainly by the lythological and geomorphological peculiarities of the area. Fourteen genetic- geometric forms of mesostructures linear-dendritic erosional, rounded-spotted depressional, etc have been established. Division of the area into soil regions, drawings of soil profiles and complexes, and analytical data on soils complement the map. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE