Soil structure of sand quarries territory

Yulia Timofeeva, Elena Sukhacheva, Boris Aparin, Vitaly Terleev, Aleksandr Nikonorov, Luka Akimov

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Anthropogenic activities are one of the leading factors of soil differentiation. Significant changes in the soil cover occur as a result of the construction of quarries. The mining industry causes the complete degradation of soils in large areas, the change of the natural soil cover and elevation around the quarries, the destruction of vegetation, disturbs biodiversity of the territory and the death of ecosystems. Soil cover structures of mining quarries have been considered on the example of the Leningrad region such as a natural conditions and environmental peculiarities typical for the whole Russian North-West area. Decoding and diagnostic signs of anthropogenic transformed soils were determined. The type and degree of transformation of the component composition, the contrast and heterogeneity of the soil cover, intercomponent connections, the shape and figure of the internal organization of the of soil cover structures have been identified. The complexity of the anthropogenic transformed soils cover is illustrated by "key site".

Original languageEnglish
Article number02017
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2020
Event2019 Key Trends in Transportation Innovation, KTTI 2019 - Khabarovsk
Duration: 24 Oct 201926 Oct 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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