Accession Number:

ADA066944

Title:

Inferential Techniques for Soil Depth Determinations. Part II. 'Artemisia Filifolia' Torr. (Sand Sagebrush)

Descriptive Note:

Research note

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The objective of this work was to determine the reliability of a desert shrub, ARTEMISIA FILIFOLIA sand sagebrush as an indicator of soil depth. Near Lake Powell, ArizonaUtah Hurricane, Utah and St. George, Utah, more than 480 soil-depth-to-bedrock measurements were made in A. FILIFOLIA communities, in transitional, mixed communities, and in adjacent plant communities that did not contain A. FILIFOLIA. It was learned that the presence of ARTEMISIA FILIFOLIA reliably indicates that the depth of the soil mantle over the bedrock is greater than 1 meter. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE