Soil System Sciences

Soil System Sciences

Soils at Imaggeo: Sand dunes at the east shore of Lake Michigan, USA

Simon Schneider, R&D Programme GEOTECHNOLOGIEN , Potsdam – Germany The coastal sand dunes along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan make up the largest collection of freshwater coastal dunes in the world. They provide valuable information that will help to manage and protect them and yields important insights into both the development of coastal dunes in general and climate change in Mich ...[Read More]

Upcoming EGU elections

The EGU Election Autumn 2013 for the next EGU President/Vice-President and General Secretary will take place between 01 November – 01 December 2013. You are kindly asked to propose a candidate to any vacancy by 30 September 2013. You are welcome and encouraged to nominate yourself. If you are nominating someone else, please get the candidate’s consent. Please have the information liste ...[Read More]

Soils at Imaggeo: Pores in ‘heart-shaped’ pyrite aggregate in clay

Susanne Hemes (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) The image was taken using a ‘Zeiss – Supra55’ Scanning Electron Microscope at 15,000x magnification and 10kV electron acceleration voltage, as part of my PhD work on the porosity in fine- and coarse-grained Boom Clay samples. The picture shows pores in framboidal pyrite aggregates, embedded in a fine-grained clay matrix. Boom Clay i ...[Read More]

A view on peatlands

During the last FESP4 (4th Int Meeting on Fire Effects on Soil Properties, Vilnius, Lithuania), participants in the meeting visited the Dzūkija National Park. This park was established in 1991 in the region of Varena (southern Lithuania). The park extends over approximately 550 km2 along the Nemunas River, near the border between Lithuania and Belarus. The purpose for which it was founded was to p ...[Read More]