Soil Scientists admiring an especially lovely petrocalcic soil horizon on the Jornada Experimental Station - Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Comments (5)

Vincenzo Accurso on March 11, 2008

very interesting.By from Sicily

Marilyn Whiteley on March 11, 2008

I doubt that the soil scientists at the University of Guelph (where my husband taught water resource engineering until his retirement) don't usually have anything this interesting to study!

Nawitka on March 14, 2008

Really interesting photo, Eve! How do you know the location is correct? :D It all looks the same on the satellite photo!

walkaboutwest on March 17, 2008

Thank you Nawitka. To answer your question, we had a map of a satellite image, and while it wasn't the best, it was enough to help locate the photo in Google Earth. If you zoom way in, you can see the soil pit on the imagery.

MaxFarrar on September 27, 2010

" especially lovely petrocalcic soil horizon...". Whatever turns you on. (As we used to say in the 60's. I'm an archaeologist.)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 10, 2008
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    by walkaboutwest
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H2
    • Taken on 2008/03/10 15:57:26
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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