Introduction to tephra-derived soils, North Island, New Zealand: University of Waikato and University of Wisconsin-Platteville post-conference Andisol excursion, 21-23 December, 2016
Lowe, D. J. (2016). Introduction to tephra-derived soils, North Island, New Zealand: University of Waikato and University of Wisconsin-Platteville post-conference Andisol excursion, 21-23 December, 2016 (Report). Guidebook for informal three-day field trip following the joint conference of the New Zealand Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia, Queenstown, New Zealand, 12-16 December, 2016. Hamilton, New Zealand: School of Science, University of Waikato.
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Provisional itinerary DAY 1 Wednesday 21 December: Mamaku Plateau-Rerewhakaaitu-Lake Tarawera: 1 Goodwin Farm, Tapapa Rd, Tapapa: welded ignimbrite, tephras, loess, buried soils (Tirau soil) - stratigraphy of sequence (230 ka and younger) and upbuilding pedogenesis - Tirau silt loam 2 Brett Rd, Rerewhakaaitu: Holocene tephras and buried soil (Rotomahana soil) - Volcanic landscape, historical importance of area for NZ soil survey - Stratigraphy of sequence (~9.5 cal ka to 10 June 1886 Tarawera eruption) and upbuilding pedogenesis - Rotomahana sandy loam, 3 Ash Pit Rd, Rerewhakaaitu: tephras and buried soils (Matahina soil) - Matahina gravel - buried spodic/podzol soil features, 4 Okareka Loop Rd tephra section with proximal Rotorua Tephra and buried soils, loess, Buried Village Museum, Te Wairoa, Lake Tarawera (Stoney Point). DAY 2 Thursday 22 December: Otorohanga-Waitomo Caves -Pirongia Mountain: 1 Raynes Road section: Ultisol in composite tephra sequence (Kainui soil), 2 Otorohanga Kiwi House, 3 Waitomo Caves,, 4 Pirongia Mountain: Mangakara forest walk, 5 Evening meal on an Andisol. DAY 3 Friday 23 December: Hobbiton, Hamilton gardens including Te Parapara (ancient Maori garden): 1. Hobbiton tour 10.15 am (2 hrs), 2. Hamilton Gardens incl. Te Parapara Garden and human-modified soils (Tamahere soil).
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