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Soil

Manitoba, North Dakota

2004

Soil sampling pilot study, Canadian component, Manitoba and North Dakota, 2004.





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Primary Publications (see below for full list)

Index Publication
1 Smith, D.B., Cannon, W.F., Woodruff, L.G., Garrett, R.G., Klassen, R., Kilburn, J.E., Horton, J.D., King, H.D., Goldhaber, M.B., Morrison, J.M. (2005). Major- and trace-element concentrations in soils from two continental-scale transects of the United States and Canada. USGS Open-File Report 2005-1253. (more)

Survey Description


In 2004, a pilot study consisting of a north-south soil sampling transect was carried out by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC).  The transect extended from Opachuanau Lake in northern Manitoba, south across the U.S. border into North Dakota.  As part of the pilot study, the United States Geological Survey also sampled a north-south transect from Minnesota south to Mexico and an east-west transect across the central U.S.

A total of 24 sites were sampled along the GSC’s transect.  At each site, the following intervals or horizons were collected: 0-5 cm (for chemistry and analysis of organic compounds), O horizon (if present), A horizon and C horizon.  No B horizon was collected on the transects.

The data are published in United States Geological Survey Open File Report 2005-1253.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Smith, D.B., Cannon, W.F., Woodruff, L.G., Garrett, R.G., Klassen, R., Kilburn, J.E., Horton, J.D., King, H.D., Goldhaber, M.B., Morrison, J.M. (2005). Major- and trace-element concentrations in soils from two continental-scale transects of the United States and Canada. USGS Open-File Report 2005-1253. (more)
2 Kettles, I.M., Rencz, A.N., Friske, P.W.B.  (2008). The North American soil geochemical landscapes project – a Canadian perspective.  Explore Newsletter for the Association of Applied Geochemists, number 141, p. 12-22. (more)
3 Eberl, D.D., Smith, D.B. (2009). Mineralogy of soils from two continental-scale transects across the United States and Canada and its relation to soil geochemistry and climate. In Geochemical studies of North American soils: results from the pilot study phase of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, D.B. Smith (ed.). Applied Geochemistry, Volume 24, Issue 8, p. 1394-1404. (more)
4 Garrett, R.G., (2009). Relative spatial soil geochemical variability along two transects across the United States and Canada. In Geochemical studies of North American soils: results from the pilot study phase of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, D.B. Smith (ed.). Applied Geochemistry, Volume 24, Issue 8, p. 1405-1415. (more)
5 Garrett, R.G., Hall, G.E.M., Vaive, J.E., Pelchat, P. (2009). A water-leach procedure for estimating bioaccessibility of elements in soils from transects across the United States and Canada. In Geochemical studies of North American soils: results from the pilot study phase of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, D.B. Smith (ed.). Applied Geochemistry, Volume 24, Issue 8, p. 1438-1453. (more)
6 Klassen, R.A. (2009). Geological controls on soil parent material geochemistry along a northern Manitoba–North Dakota transect. In Geochemical studies of North American soils: results from the pilot study phase of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, D.B. Smith (ed.). Applied Geochemistry, Volume 24, Issue 8, p. 1382-1393. (more)
7 Morman, S.A., Plumlee, G.S., Smith, D.B. (2009). Application of in vitro extraction studies to evaluate element bioaccessibility in soils from a transect across the United States and Canada. In Geochemical studies of North American soils: results from the pilot study phase of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, D.B. Smith (ed.). Applied Geochemistry, Volume 24, Issue 8, p. 1454-1463. (more)
8 Reeves, J.B., Smith, D.B. (2009). The potential of mid- and near-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for determining major- and trace-element concentrations in soils from a geochemical survey of North America. In Geochemical studies of North American soils: results from the pilot study phase of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, D.B. Smith (ed.). Applied Geochemistry, Volume 24, Issue 8, p. 1472-1481. (more)
9 Smith, D.B. (2009). Geochemical studies of North American soils: Results from the pilot study phase of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project (preface). In Geochemical studies of North American soils: Results from the pilot study phase of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, D.B. Smith (ed.). Applied Geochemistry, Volume 24, Issue 8, p. 1355-1356. (more)
10 Smith, D.B., Woodruff, L.G., O’Leary, R.M., Cannon, W.F., Garrett, R.G., Kilburn, J.E., Goldhaber, M.B. (2009). Pilot studies for the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project – Site selection, sampling protocols, analytical methods, and quality control protocols. In Geochemical studies of North American soils: results from the pilot study phase of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, D.B. Smith (ed.). Applied Geochemistry, Volume 24, Issue 8, p. 1357-1368. (more)
11 Woodruff, L. G., Cannon, W.F., Eberl, D.D., Smith, D.B., Kilburn, J.E., Horton, J.D., Garrett, R.G., Klassen, R.A. (2009). Continental-scale patterns in soil geochemistry and mineralogy: results from two transects across the United States and Canada. In Geochemical studies of North American soils: Results from the pilot study phase of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, D.B. Smith (ed.). Applied Geochemistry, Volume 24, Issue 8, p. 1369-1381. (more)
12 Drew, L.J., Grunsky, E.C., Sutphin, D.M., Woodruff, L.G. (2010). Multivariate analysis of the geochemistry and mineralogy of soils along two continental-scale transects in North America. Science of the Total Environment, vol. 409, p. 218-227. (more)
13 Grunsky, E.C., Woodruff, L.G., Friske, P.W.B., Drew, L.J., Sutphin, D.M. Geochemical variability of soils in the maritime provinces of Canada and the New England states of the United States. In National Environmental Monitoring Conference 2011, presentations, p. 1-25. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2004-2013 North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, Canadian component, 2004-2013. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.08° 56.75° -100.06° -97.82°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers a north-south swath of Manitoba from as far north as Opachuanau Lake, south across the US border into North Dakota.  It extends as far south as approximately latitude 48°.  In central Manitoba, the study area lies east of Lake Manitoba and west of Lake Winnipeg.

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