Soil Stratigraphy for Trench Logging
Course that is given by Glenn Borchardt every few years
(last time was June 2016).
online course is
The field exercise may be given again sometime after the pandemic is over.
Here is the AEG announcement:
Soil Stratigraphy for
by: Dr. Glenn Borchardt, PhD
ABCs of soils: Soil horizons from simple
CTPOT: the factors influencing soil
Climate & Topography: how water and
gravity help "improve" rocks
Parent Materials: how rocks control soils
Organisms: construction and destruction
Pedochronology: perspective and
bookkeeping for the ages
Relative & Absolute dating methods:
chronosequences, U/Th, C-14 and others
Laboratory methods: PSD and soil
Recognizing important soil features
Dr. Borchardt is
the Principal Soil Scientist for Soil Tectonics, Berkeley, California. Dr.
Borchardt has a Ph.D. in Soil
Mineralogy from Oregon State University, an M.S. in Clay Mineralogy from the
University of Wisconsin, and a B.S.
in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Borchardt is a
Certified Professional Soil Scientist.
This one-day online course consists of six
well-illustrated lectures, complete with quizzes and a
certificate of completion for those who pass the final exam.
Because the course is asynchronous, students have three
months to complete the course. The cost is $250, with a 10%
discount for the first 30 AEG members
who sign up (use coupon code ssftl20).
Students get a 20% discount (use coupon code ssftl20stud).
There also is a 3-month payment plan.
To find out more about the course
and download the free preliminary reading materials go to: