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gelisol

[′jel·ə‚sȯl]
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Gelisols are ideal for the determination of gains and losses in soil mass and volume (Munroe and Bockheim.
Gelisols. International Committee on Permafrost-affected Soils Circumpolar Letter 5.
The other orders are: Alfisols, Andisols, Aridisols, Entisols, Gelisols, Histosols, Inceptisols, Oxisols, Spodosols, Ultisols and Vertisols.
This system too continues to evolve, with changes like the addition of a twelfth soil order, the Gelisols, in 1998.
* Histels are Gelisols with large amounts of organic carbon.
It is of interest, however, that a pronounced vermiculitization of illite has been observed even in non-acidic arctic tundra Gelisols of Northern Alaska (Borden et al., 2010), although these soils formed in more moist conditions compared with the Cryosols of Yakutia.
Scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) examined the way in which permafrost soils, or Gelisols. thaw under a range of different climate scenarios.
Gelisols are very cold soils with permanent frost within 100 centimeters of the soil surface.
Gelisol. One of twelve soil orders, established in the soil taxonomy in 1998.
Gelisol (Chapter 3)--One of the soil orders in the U.S.