(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Soil development on Late Quaternary river terraces in a high montane valley in Bhutan, Eastern Himalayas

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DORJI T. (1 5) ; CASPARI T. (2 3) ; BÄUMLER R. (2 4) ; VELDKAMP A. (5) ; JONGMANS A. (5) ; TSHERING K. (1) ; DORJI T. (1) ; BAILLIE I. (1 6) ;
(1) National Soil Services Centre, Ministry of Agriculture, BHOUTAN
(2) Inst. of Soil Science, Technical Univ., Munich, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Inst. of Soil Science and Forest Nutrition, Univ., Freiburg, ALLEMAGNE
(4) Inst. of Geography, Univ., Erlangen-Nurnberg, ALLEMAGNE
(5) Land Dynamics Group, Landscape Centre, Univ., Wageningen, PAYS-BAS
(6) National Soil Resources Inst., Univ., Cranfield, ROYAUME-UNI


The AA. examined the geochemistry and micromorphology of the soils on a suite of morphologically well-defined and visually distinct fluvial terraces, up to 40 m elevation above the current riverbed, at Thangbi in the upper Bumthang Valley, Bhutan. The soils are interpreted mainly as a monoclinal post-incisive chronosequence. The overall impression is of limited pedogenesis, even in the soils on the higher terraces. The AA. examine possibilities that the immaturity of the soils is due to pedogenic rejuvenation by post-incision additions to the soil parent materials


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 78, no1 [pp. 48-59]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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