Table 1.

Soil reaction, electrical conductivity (EC), colour and mean phi calculations for palaeosols in the MGA1 and 2 sections, Mount Kenya area, Kenya

SiteHorizon/BedDepth (cm)pH (1:5)EC (1:5)Colour1Mean Phi2
MGA1Ah10–97.70.157.5YR2/35.8
Ah29–237.70.107.5YR3/35.4
Ah323–507.70.137.5YR3/26.4
Bt150–687.70.3310YR4/38.5
2Bw268–848.10.1210YR4/43.7
2Cox84–1108.10.0510YR5/2,5/31.0
Btb 1c3407.20.052.5YR5/84.7
MGA2Ah0–187.90.147.5YR4/37.8
Bw118–507.90.1710YR4/47.5
2Bt250–707.90.2810YR4/2,5/210.7
1b Bt1300–3108.10.322.5YR5/67.9
1b Bt2420–4308.10.162.5YR4/88.4
  • 1Oyama & Takehara (1970).

  • 2Mean phi based on: (25th+50th+75th)%/3.