The session ‘SSS1.7/G.5/SSP4.3 Soil formation and weathering in time and space’ that was held during the European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria, 7–12 April 2013 aimed at discussing papers about soil formation and weathering rates, total denudation rates (including erosion processes), mineral formation and transformation rates, chronosequences, soil-time-climate related studies (also in a paleoenvironment-related context), spatial distribution of weathering landforms and soil properties, and encouraged contributions of soil formation and landscape modelling (over time and space). The initiative and idea of this session is closely related to the project ‘RAISIN’ (Rates of soil-forming processes obtained from soils and paleosols in well-defined settings) of the ‘International Focus Group’ within the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) commission on ‘Terrestrial Processes, Deposits and History (TERPRO)’. The project RAISIN represents a core project of the International Focus Group PASTSOILS. One main task of the RAISIN project is to review and summarize published and new studies on rates of soil-forming processes in different climates, also establishing a scientific network and promoting new multidisciplinary research. Numerous datasets on soil development exist. However, a synthesis of the results and establishment of a common state of the art and of ‘minimal’ suited, standardized methodologies to permit a comparison of results from different contexts, have not been achieved so far. With the EGU session, an attempt was made to bring together scientists working on soil and landscape development and to gain an overview of present-day activities and research trends.

Preface (to the Special Issue "Soil Formation and Weathering in Time and Space")

SCARCIGLIA, Fabio
;
2015

Abstract

The session ‘SSS1.7/G.5/SSP4.3 Soil formation and weathering in time and space’ that was held during the European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria, 7–12 April 2013 aimed at discussing papers about soil formation and weathering rates, total denudation rates (including erosion processes), mineral formation and transformation rates, chronosequences, soil-time-climate related studies (also in a paleoenvironment-related context), spatial distribution of weathering landforms and soil properties, and encouraged contributions of soil formation and landscape modelling (over time and space). The initiative and idea of this session is closely related to the project ‘RAISIN’ (Rates of soil-forming processes obtained from soils and paleosols in well-defined settings) of the ‘International Focus Group’ within the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) commission on ‘Terrestrial Processes, Deposits and History (TERPRO)’. The project RAISIN represents a core project of the International Focus Group PASTSOILS. One main task of the RAISIN project is to review and summarize published and new studies on rates of soil-forming processes in different climates, also establishing a scientific network and promoting new multidisciplinary research. Numerous datasets on soil development exist. However, a synthesis of the results and establishment of a common state of the art and of ‘minimal’ suited, standardized methodologies to permit a comparison of results from different contexts, have not been achieved so far. With the EGU session, an attempt was made to bring together scientists working on soil and landscape development and to gain an overview of present-day activities and research trends.
Soil formation and weathering; Soil weathering and erosion rates; Chronosequences
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