Cooperative Extension Service

APPLICATIONS OF MICROMORPHOLOGY
by Richard Drees


Many investigators are finding that micromorphology is useful. Applications go far beyond the field of traditional soil science. Sediments (consolidated and unconsolidated), and man-made or consturcted materials are used for many purposes and the information obtained from thin sections can be used in an analytical and interpretative manner, and to predict certain behavior. Thin sections have, and are being used in the study of: