New Soil Sample dialog

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The New Soil Sample dialog is used to enter new soil data.

 

General Tab

The General Tab contains information specific to the in situ state of the soil. General specific fields related to the soil strata which were sampled are important to record. Sampling Depth is a field that is significant for locating the current soil sample.

 

Material Name: The Material Name allows the user to enter the name of a new soil sample.

 

Sample Date: Select the date the soil sample was taken from the pull-down menu.

 

Classification: The Classification field allows the user to select the soil classification method.

 

Units: The Units field allows the user to select the measurement unit type. The units cannot be changed once they have been selected. The user must create a new soil to change the unit.

 

Sampling Depth: The Sampling Depth field allows the user to enter the depth below ground surface from which the soil sample was taken.

 

Compacted: The Compaction field allows the user to select Yes, No or Uncertain regarding the initial state of the soil. Compaction refers to the process of driving air from the soil when the water content is near to the plastic limit of the soil.

 

Remoudled: The Remoulded field allows the user to select Yes, No or Uncertain as to whether the soil was remoulded. Remoulding refers to the process of “reworking” the soil near to its liquid limit for its original state prior to testing.

 

Undisturbed: The Undisturbed field allows the user to select Yes, No or Uncertain as to whether the soil was tested as an undisturbed sample from the field.

 

Saturated: The Saturated field allows the user to select Yes or No regarding whether or not the soil was essentially in a saturated state when sampled. If the soil was sampled in a saturated state, then additional options will appear for determining saturated properties.

 

Unsaturated: The Unsaturated field allows the user to select Yes or No regarding whether or not the soil was essentially in a unsaturated state when sampled. If the soil was sampled in an unsaturated state, then additional options will appear for determining unsaturated properties.

 

Description Tab

The Description Tab is used to provide a description of the soil.

 

Project and Station Tab

The Project and Station tab is used to describe the location from which the soil sample was taken. The fields are intended to describe a general location. A specific location (referenced to as a GIS system) can be entered when the New Station button is selected. The default project ID and the name for the new soil is that of the project to which it is added.

 

To add information on the sample station, select Add Station.

 

Publisher Tab

The Publisher tab contains fields necessary for identifying the publication in which the current soil originated. Many of the soils included in the SVSOILS database have been digitized from data presented in conference and journal publications. Where possible, the reference information has been included in the SVSOILS database. The publisher information is useful because it allows the user to search for data related to a particular publication. An example would involve searching for all data presented in papers by a particular author.