Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
SOIL, 6, 629–647, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-629-2020
SOIL, 6, 629–647, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-629-2020

Original research article 16 Dec 2020

Original research article | 16 Dec 2020

Comparison of regolith physical and chemical characteristics with geophysical data along a climate and ecological gradient, Chilean Coastal Cordillera (26 to 38° S)

Mirjam Schaller et al.

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Pedo- genic and microbial interrelations to regional climate and local topography: New insights from a climate gradient (arid to hu- mid) along the Coastal Cordillera of Chile N. Bernhard, L.-M. Moskwa, R. Oeser, F. von Blanckenburg, H. Boy, E. Brucker, M. Dippold, T. A. Ehlers, J. P. Fuentes-Espoz R. Godoy, M. Köster, P. Osses, L. Paulino, M. Schaller, T. Scholten, O. Seguel, S. Spielvogel, M. Spohn,S. Stock, N. Stroncik, K. Uebernickel, D. Wagner, and P. Kühn https://doi.org/10.5880/GFZ.5.3.2018.001

Chemistry and microbiology of the Critical Zone along a steep climateandvegetationgradientintheChileanCoastalCordillera R. A. Oeser, N. Stroncik, L.-M. Moskwa, N. Bernhard, M. Schaller, R. Canessa, L. van der Brink, M. Köster, E. Brucker, S. S. Stock, J. P. Fuentes, R. Godoy, F. J. Matus, R. Oses Pedraza, P. Osses McIntyre, L. Paulino, O. Seguel, M. Y. Bader, J. Boy, M. A. Dippold, T. A. Ehlers, P. Kühn, Y. Kuzyakiv, P. Peinweber, T. Scholten, S. Spielvogel, M. Spohn, K. Üubernickel, K. Tielbörger, D. Wagner, and F. von Blanckenburg https://doi.org/10.5880/GFZ.3.3.2018.001

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In this study geophysical observations from ground-penetrating radar with pedolith physical and geochemical properties from pedons excavated in four study areas of the climate and ecological gradient in the Chilean Coastal Cordillera are combined. Findings suggest that profiles with ground-penetrating radar along hillslopes can be used to infer lateral thickness variations in pedolith horizons and to some degree physical and chemical variations with depth.