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is decidedly uneven

Plate XVII. Ice in freshly caved bank of Tanana River between Tolovana and Hot Springs, September 14, 1914
(original orientation, scan across gutter; detail)
illustrating Hugh H. Bennett and Thomas D. Rice. “Soil Reconnaissance in Alaska, with an Estimate of the Agricultural Possibilities.” Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils 16 (1914) : 43-236
Chicago copy, digitized May 17, 2013

caption ex discussion of drainage and the frozen condition of the subsoil, p 153

was searching loessial soils.
brings landscapes of Isaac Levitan (1860-1900 *) to mind.

18 December 2014

erosion; ice; loess; soils
H. H. Bennett; T. D. Rice