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Title: Inferential techniques for soil depth determinations. Part II, Artemisia filifolia torr. (sand sagebrush)
Authors: Treiber, Miklos
Krusinger, Alan E.
Keywords: Plant-soil relationships
Plant indicators
Soils density
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ETL ; 0176.
Description: Research note
Abstract: The objective of this work was to determine the reliability of a desert shrub, ARTEMISIA FILIFOLIA (sand sagebrush) as an indicator of soil depth. Near Lake Powell, Arizona/Utah; Hurricane, Utah; and SL George, Utah, more than 480 soil-depth-to-bedrock measurements were made in A. FILIFOLIA conununities, in transitional, mixed conununities, and in adjacent plant conununities that did not contain A. FILIFOLIA. It was learned that the presence of ARTEMISIA FILIFOLIA reliably indicates that the depth of the soil mantle over the bedrock is greate1 than 1 meter.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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