CATENARY SOIL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE CUKUROVA REGION, SOUTHERN TURKEY


DINC U., SENOL S. , KAPUR S., SARI M.

CATENA, vol.18, no.2, pp.185-196, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0341-8162(91)90016-q
  • Title of Journal : CATENA
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-196

Abstract

A catenary sequence from the north to the south of the Cukurova Region was studied using pedo-geomorphological criteria. The catena studied is typical for the Mediterranean coastal areas covering surfaces - geomorphic units - formed by neotectonic activity and the following processes related to pedology. Each geomorphic unit was determined to comprise soils at different stages of development. However a trend showing increase of age with increasing elevation was found from the south to the north of the region. Soils occurring on Fluvio-Marine Terraces are Mollisols and Alfisols; on the Bajadas are Vertisols, Entisols and Inceptisols; on the River Terraces are Entisols; on the Bottom Lands are Entisols, Vertisols, Inceptisols; on the Delta are Vertisols, and Inceptisols; on the Coastal sand Dunes are Entisols; and on the Uplands are Entisols and Mollisols.