Simplify multiple coarse fraction (>2mm) records by horizon.

simplifyFragmentData(
  rf,
  id.var,
  vol.var = "fragvol",
  prefix = "frag",
  nullFragsAreZero = TRUE
)

simplifyArtifactData(
  art,
  id.var,
  vol.var = "huartvol",
  nullFragsAreZero = nullFragsAreZero
)

Arguments

rf

a data.frame object, typically returned from NASIS, see details

id.var

character vector with the name of the column containing an ID that is unique among all horizons in rf

vol.var

character vector with the name of the column containing the coarse fragment volume. Default "fragvol" or "huartvol".

prefix

a character vector prefix for input

nullFragsAreZero

should fragment volumes of NULL be interpreted as 0? (default: TRUE), see details

art

a data.frame object, typically returned from NASIS, see details

Details

This function is mainly intended for processing of NASIS pedon/component data which contains multiple coarse fragment descriptions per horizon. simplifyFragmentData will "sieve out" coarse fragments into the USDA classes, split into hard and para- fragments. Likweise, simplifyArtifactData will sieve out human artifacts, and split total volume into "cohesive", "penetrable", "innocuous", and "persistent".

These functions can be applied to data sources other than NASIS by careful use of the id.var and vol.var arguments.

  • rf must contain rock or other fragment volumes in the column "fragvol" (or be specified with vol.var), fragment size (mm) in columns "fragsize_l", "fragsize_r", "fragsize_h", fragment cementation class in "fraghard" and flat/non-flat in "fragshp".

  • art must contain artifact volumes in the column "huartvol" (or be specified with vol.var), fragment size (mm) in columns "huartsize_l", "huartsize_r", "huartsize_h", artifact cementation class in "huarthard" and flat/non-flat in "huartshp".

Examples:

Author

D.E. Beaudette, A.G Brown