Aeolian sands and soils of a wetland biosphere reserve: The tablas de daimiel

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dc.contributor.author García-Giménez, R.
dc.contributor.author González-Cascón, R.
dc.contributor.author Vigil, R.
dc.contributor.author Jiménez-Ballesta, Raimundo
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Geología y Geoquímica es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-22T12:57:10Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-22T12:57:10Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-27
dc.identifier.citation Spanish Journal of Soil Science 5.3 (2015): 259-275 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2253-6574 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10486/676200
dc.description.abstract Three soil profiles were characterized from a sandy area situated in a transitional zone in the “Tablas de Daimiel” UNESCO wetland biosphere reserve (TDNP) in the Mancha Plain (Central Spain). The original thickness of the soil layer in this area was as much as 100 cm, but the combined effect of unbalanced cultivation (including irrigation) and an increasingly dry climate has partially eroded their natural properties, almost leading to a desertification process. The main properties of these soils, classified as Xeropsamments (Soil Survey Staff 2006) or Arenosols (IUSS Working Group WRB 2006), are the dominance of sand in the soil matrix, its basic character, and low soil organic matter and carbonate contents. Scanning electron microscopy of the quartz grain surfaces indicated that the superficial textures were commonly well preserved and characteristic of specific conditions of Aeolian formation. Exoscopy revealed a mixture of sub-angular and rounded quartz morphotypes with wellpreserved mechanical impacts on the grain surfaces. These percussion effects are characteristic of aeolian processes and confirmed that mechanical actions were more significant than chemical processes in their pedogenesis. This micromorphological study of the textural sands in the transitional zone of the TDNP revealed that the (red) sands were transported to this area by wind, probably from material of degraded red soils, and deposited on soil horizons previously developed over marls and limestones. The relict character of these materials and specially their susceptibility to degradation should be considered as a priority argument to preserve this area and introduce management measurements to avoid soil erosion en_US
dc.format.extent 17 pag. es_ES
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Universia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Spanish Journal of Soil Science en_US
dc.rights © 2015, Universia en_US
dc.subject.other Exoscopy en_US
dc.subject.other Sandy soils en_US
dc.subject.other Scanning electron microscopy en_US
dc.subject.other TDNP en_US
dc.subject.other Textural surface en_US
dc.title Aeolian sands and soils of a wetland biosphere reserve: The tablas de daimiel en_US
dc.title.alternative Arenas eólicas y sus suelos del humedal reserva de la biosfera: Las tablas de daimiel es_ES
dc.type article en
dc.subject.eciencia Geología es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.3232/SJSS.2015.V5.N3.06 es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.3232/SJSS.2015.V5.N3.06 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 259 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 275 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 5 es_ES
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dc.authorUAM Jiménez Ballesta, Raimundo (260263)


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