Eurasian Soil Science

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 117–126 | Cite as

Soils and the soil cover of mountainous tundra and forest landscapes in the Central Khangai of Mongolia

  • Yu. N. Krasnoshchekov
Genesis and Geography of Soils


Specific features of the soil formation and soil cover patterns in the mountainous alpine tundra and forest landscapes of the Central Khangai Range are analyzed. It is shown that the specific mucky grayhumus permafrost-affected soils are only formed under larch forests within the tundra-alpine and forest zones. Other soils have a wider geographic area. The morphological, physicochemical, and chemical characteristics of the widespread soils are given. A medium-scale map of the soil cover patterns—soil complexes, combinations, and mosaics—has been developed for the studied area.


Humus EURASIAN Soil Science Gray Forest Soil Larch Forest Soil Cover Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. N. Krasnoshchekov
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  1. 1.Sukachev Institute of Forestry, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia

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