1Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119991, Russia
2Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staromonetnyi per. 29, Moscow 119017, Russia
3Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, Pyzhevskiy per. 7, Moscow 119017, Russia
Each of four hierarchical levels in the morphogenetic research is characterized in terms of technical and information facilities. A detailed hierarchical study was performed for the first time for chernozems and may be qualified for a basic one. Its results comprise confirmation of occurrence and details in manifestations of pedogenetic processes well-known in chernozems, as well as additional information on the pedofauna contribution to chernozem formation, variability and dynamics of carbonate pedofeatures, stability of the mineral soil ingredients.
Key words: typical chernozem, hierarchical levels of soil mass arrangement, coprolites, calcite pedofeatures, elementary mineral particles.
For citation: Gerasimova М.I., Bronnikova М.А., Khitrov N.B., and Shorkunov I.G. Hierarchical morphogenetic analysis of kursk chernozem, Byulleten Pochvennogo instituta im. V.V. Dokuchaeva, 2016, Vol. 86, pp. 64-76. doi: 10.19047/0136-1694-2016-86-64-76
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