(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Exploration of soils developing on volcanic materials on the island of Milos, Greece

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Lab. of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Athens, GRECE


The island of Milos, part of the South Aegean volcanic arc with a typical Mediterranean climate, is covered with volcanic deposits of different ages. The aim of this study was to investigate the physicochemical and mineralogical properties of the soils developing on these volcanic deposits and their classification. Samples were taken from 7 locations of soil on different parent material and of different ages. These soils do not exhibit andic properties and hence cannot be classified as Andisols. The silica saturation index (ISS) may be used for these soils to describe a pedogenetic environment rich in Si which favours the formation of pedogenic amorphous silica. The climate is the major determinant of the evolution of these soils


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 81, no1 [pp. 43-54]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 8 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2009.11.008

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