Soil Groups

Soil Groups This map displays the distribution of the main soil types found within the province of Alberta. The distribution pattern of soils in Alberta is strongly linked to climate and parent materials. Climate affects the location of different soil groups. The driest area in southeastern Alberta is represented by the presence of Brown Chernozems. As one proceeds north and west, the soils and associated vegetation reflect the increase in available moisture.In Alberta, Organic soils generally occur in association with Luvisolic soils. These soils form under wet conditions where the organic layer (greater than 30% organic matter) accumulates faster than it decomposes. The organic layer varies in thickness from 40 to 160+ cm, and under natural conditions, the water table is at or near the surface. In some areas of the province, Organic soils may be artificially drained and used for agricultural production. This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS. 2022-09-27 Government of Alberta duke@gov.ab.ca Form DescriptorsNature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyALBERTABRUNISOLIC-SOILSCHERNOZEMIC-SOILSCRYOSOLIC-SOILSDOWNLOADABLE-DATAGEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATIONLUVISOLIC-SOILSSOIL-CLASSIFICATIONSOIL-MANAGEMENTGovernment information Soil GroupsESRI REST https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/agriculture/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/MapServer/17 Soil GroupsESRI REST https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/agriculture/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/MapServer/17 Soil Groups - (HTML)HTML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/390bcdb4cbe24f9aa604f74d228e0165/html Soil GroupsWMS https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/WMSServer?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/plain&layers=Soil Groups Soil GroupsWMS https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/WMSServer?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/plain&layers=Soil Groups Soil Groups - (XML)XML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/390bcdb4cbe24f9aa604f74d228e0165/xml Contains SHP and KMZ for Soil Groups dataset (From Alberta Geodiscorver Portal metadata)other https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/AG_FOR/LandResourceAtlas/Soil_Groups.zip Dataset (From Alberta Geodiscorver Portal metadata)other https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10307 Alberta GeoportalHTML https://open.alberta.ca/opendata/7f120a3d-ab9d-4731-b2f4-b1b8f1fea7af

This map displays the distribution of the main soil types found within the province of Alberta. The distribution pattern of soils in Alberta is strongly linked to climate and parent materials. Climate affects the location of different soil groups. The driest area in southeastern Alberta is represented by the presence of Brown Chernozems. As one proceeds north and west, the soils and associated vegetation reflect the increase in available moisture.In Alberta, Organic soils generally occur in association with Luvisolic soils. These soils form under wet conditions where the organic layer (greater than 30% organic matter) accumulates faster than it decomposes. The organic layer varies in thickness from 40 to 160+ cm, and under natural conditions, the water table is at or near the surface. In some areas of the province, Organic soils may be artificially drained and used for agricultural production. This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.

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