(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

A study of Vertisol genesis in North Eastern Greece

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

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


Four pedons from the alluvial plain of Drama (NE Greece) were investigated in order to provide detailed information on their morphology, chemical, physical and mineralogical properties, classification and genesis. Smectite (montmorillonite) is the dominant clay mineral and was mainly inherited from the parent sediments and by neoformation. The pedons located in the highest points of the alluvial plain were classified as Chromic Haploxererts and those in the lowest landscape were classified as Typic Haploxererts. The properties of these Vertisols reflect the impact of climate (alternating wet–dry periods), landscape position (alluvial plain; seasonally water saturated), and parent material (clayey, smectite-dominated fluvio-lacustrine, highly calcareous sediments)


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 92 [pp. 208-215]

Bibliographic references : 52 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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