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Soil Sampling, Analysis and Preparation

Contact(s)

  • R.M. (Matt) Joeckel: rjoeckel3@unl.edu,  615 HARH, EC 0996   Phone: 402-472-7520

Soil Geomorphology Laboratory

Services

  • X-ray diffraction (XRD): powder and clay samples.
  • Particle-size analysis (PSA): hydrometer; laser spectrometry (Coulter Counter).
  • Sample preparation: removal of organic matter, carbonates, iron, etc.
  • pH/conductivity.
  • Magnetic susceptibility: lab probe; field probe.
  • Soil and sediment sampling, core description: truck mounted probe; 1-7/8- to 4-inch cores; up to ~30-foot in depth, depending on water table and sediment characteristics.
  • Soil and site characterization: soil mapping; soil series confirmation; determination of soil taxonomy; landscape evolution.

Pricing

  • One-time setup fee for sample preparation. Charges for analyses are on a contract basis.