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Geomorphic Description System

This document provides a descriptive method and a technical guide for applying and understanding geomorphic and geologic concepts and terms for soil inventory.

Definitions, criteria, concepts, and operational guidelines presented here focus on soil inventory needs and applications. The main goal is clear, consistent definitions and concepts with succinct presentation. Space precludes expansive treatment of all definitions or concepts included herein.


Recommended Citation

Schoeneberger, P.J., and Wysocki, D.A. 2017. Geomorphic Description System, Version 5.0. Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, NE. 

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