Nomenclature and taxonomic diversity of soils and their horizon-profile diagnostics/descriptions define morphogenetic soil indicators used in the Unified State Register of Soil Resources of Russia (with Russian abbreviation of EGRPR). Most of these soil indicators are of non-metric origin, i.e., established conventionally by agreement. Subject area of soil science includes a hierarchy of 5 types of soil objects (pit, profile, horizon, morphological element and sample), 380 indicators, 607 methods and 3019 values of the indicators.
Key words: Unified State Register of Soil Resources, soils, morphogenetic characteristics
For citation: Stolbovoy V.S., Molchanov E.N., Sheremet B.V. Morphogenetic basis of the unified state register of soil resources of Russia, Byulleten Pochvennogo instituta im. V.V. Dokuchaeva, 2016, Vol. 86, pp. 115-123. doi: 10.19047/0136-1694-2016-86-115-123
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