Psamment


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Psamment

[′sa‚ment]
(geology)
A suborder of the soil order Entisol, characterized by a texture of loamy fine sand or coarser sand, and by a coarse fragment content of less than 35.
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The sandy-textured soil is classified as a typic Xeric Psamment (McArthur 1991) and contained 94% sand, 4.
A Psamment, for instance, is a suborder of Entisols that is highly sandy.
1997) reported that at the Ohio Management Systems Evaluation Areas in southern Ohio, yields were significantly lower in a portion of a field with Psamment sandy loam and leaching of nitrate out of the root zone was higher.
5 m) were classified as Tenolsols (Isbell 1996), yellow siliceous sand (McArthur 1991), Typic Xeric Psamment (Soil Survey Staff 1987), and Uc5.
1998) as Tenolsols (Isbell 1996); yellow siliceous sand (McArthur 1991); Typic Xeric Psamment (Soil Survey Staff 1987); Uc5.
The soil is `excessively drained dune sand' and classified as a Psamment (Soil Survey Staff 1992) and typically has 3-6% C and 0.
Los suelos mas comunes en estas Mesas estan representados por los Paleustults, Haplustoxs y Psamments.
The dominant suborders of Entisols are Aquents, Arents, Fluvents, Orthents, and Psamments (Table 3-5).
En ambos casos son comunes los Dystrudepts (17% de la region), que frecuentemente intergradan hacia ellos (IGAC, 2000a) y diferentes Psamments asociados a cerros residuales, los cuales en algunos casos de la superficie de aplanamiento muestran evidencias de podzolizacion (Epiaquods, figura 10).
Soils typical of such sites are classified as Humaqueptic Psamments or Aquic Quartzipsamments, usually of the Scranton and Ridgewood series (Allen 1991).
En su mayoria corresponden al orden de los Entisoles, y a los subordenes Fluvents y Psamments, (Moscatelli et al.