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Exploration of soils developing on volcanic materials on the island of Milos, Greece

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

GEORGOULIAS, F.A.
Lab. of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Athens, Grece
MOUSTAKAS, N.K.
Lab. of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Athens, Grece


Description :
The island of Milos, part of the South Aegean volcanic arc with a typical Mediterranean climate, is covered with volcanic deposits of different ages. The aim of this study was to investigate the physicochemical and mineralogical properties of the soils developing on these volcanic deposits and their classification. Samples were taken from 7 locations of soil on different parent material and of different ages. These soils do not exhibit andic properties and hence cannot be classified as Andisols. The silica saturation index (ISS) may be used for these soils to describe a pedogenetic environment rich in Si which favours the formation of pedogenic amorphous silica. The climate is the major determinant of the evolution of these soils.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2010, vol. 81, n°. 1, p. 43-54, nombre de pages : 12, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

Date :
2010

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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