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Record number 407073
Title Soil profiles: the more we see, the more we understand
Author(s) Hartemink, A.E.
Source In: Proceedings 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World, Brisbane, Australia, 1-6 August 2010. - - p. 19 - 21.
Event 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World, Brisbane, Australia, 2010-08-01/2010-08-06
Department(s) ICSU World Data Centre for Soils
ISRIC - World Soil Information
International Soil Reference and Information Centre
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2010
Abstract The aesthetics of soils have fascinated soil scientists in all times. Since the late 1800s soil profile drawings, paintings and photographs have been depicted in hundreds of text books. The first soil profile depictions were simple diagrams illustrating different layers and soil processes. Photographs started to appear in textbooks at the end of the nineteenth century. In the 1950s, several books contained water paintings and from the 1970s onwards text books had colour photographs. Soil profile depictions were merely used to illustrate different orders in a classification system. Since the 1990s, efforts have been made to depict the soil profile in 3D. The depiction of soil profiles follows the understanding of the key properties and processes that have formed a soil.
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