aqualf

aqualf

[′ak·wəlf]
(geology)
A suborder of the soil order Alfisol, seasonally wet and marked by gray or mottled colors; occurs in depressions or on wide flats in local landscapes.
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Baer JU, Anderson SH (1997) Landscape effects on desiccation cracking in an Aqualf.
Classification of soil types in the Manawatu study area, New Zealand NZ Soil USDA Soil Soil type Classification Taxonomy (Hewitt 1992) (Soil Survey Staff 1999) Kawhatau silt loam Acidic Allophanic Andic Eutrudepts Brown Soil Kiwitea loam Typic Orthic Eutrudepts Melanic Soil Coulter silt loam Typic Orthic Dystrudepts Allophanic Soil Horoeka silt loam Typic Orthic Melanic Andic Eutrudepts Soil Barrow silt loam Mottled Immature Aqualfs Pallic Soil Ohakea Typic Orthic Gley Aqualfs Table 3.
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).