Soil 454 - Pedology

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Lecture Schedule

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Lecture Schedule

Fall 2013

Date     Topic Assignment*
T 8/27   course overview  
         
I. SOIL MORPHOLOGY
Th 8/29   horizon descriptions 45-51
T 9/3   horizon descriptions  
Th 9/5   morphological features 35-45
T 9/10   morphological features  
         
II. SOIL FORMATION & WEATHERING
Th 9/12  
models of soil formation; soil-forming processes
12-16; 163-179
T 9/17  
soil-forming processes (cont'd); soil-forming factors (climate)
102-113
Th 9/19  
(organisms); Test #1
118-129
T 9/24  
(relief)
113-118
Th 9/26  
(parent material)
91-102
T 10/1  
(time)
129-140
Th 10/3   weathering - primary minerals 141-151
T 10/8   weathering - secondary minerals 151-161
     
III. U.S. CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
Th 10/10   history and development, organization 22-29; 207-211
T 10/15   diagnostic horizons 51-62
Th 10/17   diagnostic horizons; Test #2  
T 10/22   moisture/temperature regimes 80-86
Th 10/24   formative elements 211-222
T 10/29   formative elements  
         
IV. THE 12 SOIL ORDERS
Th 10/31   Gelisols 293-305
T 11/5   Histosols 307-320
Th 11/7   Spodosols; Test #3 361-373
T 11/12   Andisols 249-264
Th 11/14   Oxisols 349-359
T 11/19   Vertisols 385-395
Th 11/21   Aridisols 265-281
T 11/26   FALL RECESS  
Th 11/28   FALL RECESS  
T 12/3   Ultisols 375-384
Th 12/5   Mollisols; Test #4 331-347
T 12/10   Alfisols; Inceptisols 233-248; 321-329
Th 12/12   Inceptisols (cont'd); Entisols 283-292