Aquoll

Aquoll

[′ak·wȯl]
(geology)
A suborder of the soil order Mollisol, with thick surface horizons; formed under wet conditions, it may be under water at times, but is seasonally rather than continually wet.
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Catroux G, Schnitzer M (1987) Chemical, spectroscopic, and biological characteristics of the organic matter in particle size fractions separated from an Aquoll.
Catroux G, Schnitzer M (1987) Chemical, spectroscopic, and biological characteristics of the organic matter particle size fractions separated from an Aquoll.
Chemical spectroscopic and biological characteristics of the organic matter in particle size fractions separated from an Aquoll.
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.
Soils in wetlands of the study area are dominated by Aquepts and Aquents and to a lesser extent, Aquolls and Aqualfs (USDA NRCS 1995; Lewis et al.
In the United States the dominant suborders of Mollisols appear as sequential bands across the country reflecting the moisture regimes in which each Mollisol developed: Albolls, Aquolls, Cryolls, Rendolls, Udolls, Ustolls, and Xerolls (Table 3-5; Figure 3-13).
Aquolls are wet Mollisols, most of which have been drained for agricultural activity.
Histosols and Aquolls comprise the soils of the north shore from site 9 to site 20 (Figure 1), whereas Riddles Loam is found along much of the southern shore.