Assess the hydric soils composition of a map unit.

get_SDA_hydric(
  areasymbols = NULL,
  mukeys = NULL,
  method = "MAPUNIT",
  query_string = FALSE
)

Arguments

areasymbols

vector of soil survey area symbols

mukeys

vector of map unit keys

method

One of: "Mapunit", "Dominant Component", "Dominant Condition", "None"

query_string

Default: FALSE; if TRUE return a character string containing query that would be sent to SDA via SDA_query

Value

a data.frame

Details

The default classes for method="MAPUNIT" are as follows:

  • 'Nonhydric' - no hydric components

  • 'Hydric' - all hydric components

  • 'Predominantly Hydric' - hydric component percentage is 50% or more

  • 'Partially Hydric' - one or more of the major components is hydric

  • 'Predominantly Nonhydric' - hydric component percentage is less than 50%

The default result will also include the following summaries of component percentages: total_comppct, hydric_majors and hydric_inclusions.

Default method "Mapunit" produces aggregate summaries of all components in the mapunit. Use "Dominant Component" and "Dominant Condition" to get the dominant component (highest percentage) or dominant hydric condition (similar conditions aggregated across components), respectively. Use "None" for no aggregation (one record per component).

Author

Jason Nemecek, Chad Ferguson, Andrew Brown