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Polish Soil Classification, 6th edition – principles, classification scheme and correlations

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dc.contributor.author Kabała, Cezary
dc.contributor.author Charzyński, Przemysław
dc.contributor.author Chodorowski, Jacek
dc.contributor.author Drewnik, Marek
dc.contributor.author Glina, Bartłomiej
dc.contributor.author Greinert, Andrzej
dc.contributor.author Hulisz, Piotr
dc.contributor.author Jakowski, Michał
dc.contributor.author Jonczak, Jerzy
dc.contributor.author Łabaz, Beata
dc.contributor.author Łachacz, Andrzej
dc.contributor.author Marzec, Marian
dc.contributor.author Mendyk, Łukasz
dc.contributor.author Musiał, Przemysław
dc.contributor.author Musielok, Łukasz
dc.contributor.author Smreczak, Bożena
dc.contributor.author Sowiński, Paweł
dc.contributor.author Świtoniak, Marcin
dc.contributor.author Uzarowicz, Łukasz
dc.contributor.author waroszewski, Jarosław
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-10T09:25:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-10T09:25:38Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-10
dc.identifier.citation Soil Science Annual , 2019, Vol. 70, No 2, pp. 71-97.
dc.identifier.issn 2300-4967
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.2478/ssa-2019-0009
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/6125
dc.description.abstract The sixth edition of the Polish Soil Classification (SGP6) aims to maintain soil classification in Poland as a modern scientific system that reflects current scientific knowledge, understanding of soil functions and the practical requirements of society. SGP6 continues the tradition of previous editions elaborated upon by the Soil Science Society of Poland in consistent application of quantitatively characterized diagnostic horizons, properties and materials; however, clearly referring to soil genesis. The present need to involve and name the soils created or naturally developed under increasing human impact has led to modernization of the soil definition. Thus, in SGP6, soil is defined as the surface part of the lithosphere or the accumulation of mineral and organic materials permanently connected to the lithosphere (through buildings or permanent constructions), coming from weathering or accumulation processes, originated naturally or anthropogenically, subject to transformation under the influence of soilforming factors, and able to supply living organisms with water and nutrients. SGP6 distinguishes three hierarchical categories: soil order (nine in total), soil type (basic classification unit; 30 in total) and soil subtype (183 units derived from 62 unique definitions; listed hierarchically, separately in each soil type), supplemented by three non-hierarchical categories: soil variety (additional pedogenic or lithogenic features), soil genus (lithology/parent material) and soil species (soil texture). Non-hierarchical units have universal definitions that allow their application in various orders/types, if all defined requirements are met. The paper explains the principles, classification scheme and rules of SGP6, including the key to soil orders and types, explaining the relationships between diagnostic horizons, materials and properties distinguished in SGP6 and in the recent edition of WRB system as well as discussing the correlation of classification units between SGP6, WRB and Soil Taxonomy.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Soil Science Annual;vol. 70 No 2
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject soil classification
dc.subject soil order
dc.subject soil type
dc.subject soil origin
dc.subject soil
dc.subject soil genesis
dc.subject WRB
dc.subject Soil Taxonomy
dc.subject World Reference Base for Soil Resources
dc.subject Systematyka Gleb Polski
dc.subject gleby
dc.subject klasyfikaca gleb
dc.title Polish Soil Classification, 6th edition – principles, classification scheme and correlations
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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