New soil profiles from Surinam

 
Dystric Arenosol

ISRIC has collected and described four new soil monoliths from Surinam for its soil reference collection. These soils are representative of the four main landscapes of Surinam. A Thionic Gleysol was collected from the Young Coastal Plain, whereas the Old Coastal Plain was represented with a Haplic Plinthosol. The bleached sands of the Zanderij area yielded a Dystric Arenosol, and the Guyana Shield a Haplic Ferralsol.

Haplic Ferralsol   Haplic Plinthosol   Thionic Gleysol
Haplic Ferralsol   Haplic Plinthosol   Thionic Gleysol

The soil monolith collection was carried out in collaboration with the Anton de Kom University of Surinam.