Forms and Extent of Ferrugination in Soils of Georgia
American Journal of Environmental Protection
Volume 4, Issue 3-1, May 2015, Pages: 157-161
Received: Apr. 27, 2015; Accepted: Apr. 28, 2015; Published: Jun. 25, 2015
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Lia Matchavariani, Department of Soil Geography, Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences, Iv Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Dali Nikolaishvili, Department of Geomorphology & Cartography, Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences, Iv Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
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Abstract
Ferruginization as one of the most characteristic processes in soils of Georgia, has been investigated both qualitatively and quantitatively mainly micropedologically, by polarizing microscopy on thin sections. A study was undertaken to determine some of pedological factors affecting the genesis of Fe-formations in soils series of West and East Georgia. This process is diagnosed by the presence of different forms of ferrous formations, concentration level or iron crystallization, ferruginized micro-zones of plasma impregnation with ferric hydroxides, etc. A map showing the distribution of the ferrugination process in the soils of Georgia was created.
Keywords
Ferum hydroxides, Concretions, Distribution, Georgia
To cite this article
Lia Matchavariani, Dali Nikolaishvili, Forms and Extent of Ferrugination in Soils of Georgia, American Journal of Environmental Protection. Special Issue:Applied Ecology: Problems, Innovations. Vol. 4, No. 3-1, 2015, pp. 157-161. doi: 10.11648/j.ajep.s.2015040301.34
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