Faculty Publications

Title

Aeolian modification of moraine soils, Whiskey Basin, Wyoming, USA

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Aeolian, Catena, Moraines, Soils, Wind River Range

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Volume

29

Issue

5

First Page

579

Last Page

585

Abstract

Soils along catenas of Pinedale (15-20 ka) and Bull Lake (100-130 ka) age moraines at Whiskey Basin in the Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA, were sampled to assess the effects of aeolian processes on soil development here. Aeolian processes appear to have influenced soils by both depositing sediments and eroding topsoils. Pedogenic silt (often used as an indicator of wind deposition) accumulated in the Bull Lake soils moderately correlate with pedogenic clay accumulated, suggesting that fine sediments may have been deposited and incorporated into soil formation here. Following removal of previous topsoil by wind during Pinedale glaciation, Bull Lake B horizons have developed into contemporary A horizons. These data further link aeolian processes to soil development on piedmont moraines throughout the Wind River Range. © 2004 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Original Publication Date

5-1-2004

DOI of published version

10.1002/esp.1052

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