Aquept

Aquept

[′ak·wəpt]
(geology)
A suborder of the soil order Inceptisol, wet or drained, which lacks silicate clay accumulation in the soil profiles; surface horizon varies in thickness.
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The first class was defined using the following soil suborders as indicators of wetland presence, since they are related to hydromorphic processes: Alfisols of Suborders Aqualfs, Entisols Aquents and Fluvents, Inceptisols Aquepts, Mollisols Aquic and Aquolls and Histosols Saprists and polygons corresponding to Mollisols of Suborders Udolls and Ustolls corresponding to subgroup Aquic (Table 2).
The Inceptisols of Suborder Aquepts dominate in the Puna and Prepuna, and the Suborder Aquolls (Order Mollisols) in the Patagonian steppe.
In contrast, the Selva de las Yungas showed an unexpectedly high proportion of wetlands, but they belong to Suborders Fluvent and Aquepts.