Soil System Sciences

Soil System Sciences

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]

Welcome to G-Soil!

The G-Soil team would like to begin by welcoming you to G-Soil. G-Soil is the official blog of the Soil System Sciences Division of the EGU and is a means of communication for all those interested in soil science and related areas. We hope you enjoy the blog as much as we enjoy the soil under our feet. Soil is the interface between the crust and atmosphere, and is the basis of life on Earth.  The ...[Read More]