9. Andisols: Soils with Andic Soil Properties

  1. S. W. Buol B.S., M.S., Ph.D.1,
  2. R. J. Southard B.S, M.S., Ph.D.2,
  3. R. C. Graham3 and
  4. P. A. McDaniel B.S., M.S., Ph.D.4

Published Online: 5 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960622.ch9

Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition

Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Buol, S. W., Southard, R. J., Graham, R. C. and McDaniel, P. A. (2011) Andisols: Soils with Andic Soil Properties, in Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960622.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

  2. 2

    University of California, Davis, USA

  3. 3

    University of California, Riverside, USA

  4. 4

    University of Idaho, Moscow, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807690

Online ISBN: 9780470960622



  • Andisols - soils with andic soil properties;
  • Andisols, soils with properties - dominated by short-range-order compounds;
  • primary control of Andisol characteristics - volcanic parent material, ash;
  • pedogenic processes – youngest, and surface layer or horizon;
  • Typic Udivitrand, from central North Island of New Zealand;
  • Alfic Udivitrand - from northern Idaho;
  • Andisols, pedogenically - linked with soils of other orders;
  • uses of Andisols - limited by cold conditions, on high volcanic peaks at high latitudes;
  • allophanic Andisols, converted - to nonallophanic Andisols, establishment of bracken fern;
  • classification of Andisols - basic concept of Andisols, soils formed from volcanic materials


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Setting

  • Pedogenic Processes

  • Uses of Andisols

  • Classification of Andisols

  • Perspective