estimateSoilDepth {aqp}R Documentation

Estimate Soil Depth

Description

Estimate the soil depth of a single profile within a SoilProfileCollection object. This function would typically be called by profileApply.

Usage

estimateSoilDepth(
  f,
  name = "hzname",
  p = "Cr|R|Cd",
  selection = min,
  no.contact.depth = NULL,
  no.contact.assigned = NULL
)

Arguments

f

SoilProfileCollection object of length 1, e.g. a single profile

name

name of the column that contains horizon designations

p

REGEX pattern for determining "contact", or depth to some morphologic feature (e.g. Bt)

selection

function applied in the presence of multiple matching horizons: min (default), max, mean, etc.

no.contact.depth

in the absence of contact matching p, a depth at which we can assume a standard depth-to-contact

no.contact.assigned

value assigned when no contact is encountered at or below no.contact.depth

Details

The choice of a selection function usually follows:

min: the top of the first matching horizon, max: the top bot the last matching horizon, or possibly mean: somewhere in-between.

Value

single value representing the depth to contact or no.contact.assigned

Author(s)

D.E. Beaudette and J.M. Skovlin

See Also

getSoilDepthClass, profileApply

Examples



## consider a situation where there were multiple candidate
## "contacts": 2 Cd horizons over an R

# init hypothetical profile
d <- data.frame(
  id = '1',
  top = c(0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60),
  bottom = c(10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80),
  name = c('A', 'Bt1', 'Bt2', 'BC', 'Cd1', 'Cd2', 'R'),
  stringsAsFactors = FALSE
)

# upgrade to SPC
depths(d) <- id ~ top + bottom

# visual check
par(mar = c(0, 0, 0, 1))
plotSPC(d, hz.depths = TRUE, name.style = 'center-center', cex.names = 1)

# top of the first Cd
estimateSoilDepth(d, name = 'name')

# top of the first Cd
estimateSoilDepth(d, name = 'name', selection = min)

# top of the R
estimateSoilDepth(d, name = 'name', selection = max)

# top of the second Cd
estimateSoilDepth(d, name = 'name', selection = max, p = 'Cd')


## another example

data(sp1)
depths(sp1) <- id ~ top + bottom

# apply to each profile in a collection, and save as site-level attribute
sp1$depth <- profileApply(sp1, estimateSoilDepth, name='name')

# this function can be used to "find" depth to any feature 
# that can be defined via REGEX pattern matching on the horizon name
# for example, locate the depth to the top "Bt" horizon
# returning NA when there is no match
sp1$top_Bt <- profileApply(
  sp1, estimateSoilDepth, 
  name='name', 
  p='Bt', 
  no.contact.depth=0, 
  no.contact.assigned=NA
)

# reduced margins
par(mar=c(1,1,1,2))
# adjust default y-offset and depth scaling for following examples
plotSPC(sp1, y.offset=10, scaling.factor=0.5)

# get plotting parameters for profile widths and depth scaling factors
lsp <- get("last_spc_plot", envir = aqp.env)

# positions on x-axis, same for both depth and top "Bt" horizon
x.positions <- (1:length(sp1)) - lsp$width

# annotate contact with unicode right-arrow
# y-position is adjusted based on plot y-offset and scaling factor
y.positions <- lsp$y.offset + (sp1$depth * lsp$scaling.factor)
text(x.positions, y.positions, '\u2192', col='red', adj=1, cex=1.25, lwd=2)

# annotate top "Bt" depth with unicode right-arrow
# y-position is adjusted based on plot y-offset and scaling factor
y.positions <- lsp$y.offset + (sp1$top_Bt * lsp$scaling.factor)
text(x.positions, y.positions, '\u2192', col='blue', adj=1, cex=1.25, lwd=2)


## Not run: 
  # sample data
  data(gopheridge, package='soilDB')
  
  # run on a single profile
  estimateSoilDepth(gopheridge[1, ])
  
  # apply to an entire collection
  profileApply(gopheridge, estimateSoilDepth)

## End(Not run)

[Package aqp version 1.31 Index]