by Antonio Jordán, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
Stony soils are frequent in Mediterranean soils. According to Poesen and Lavee (1994, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0341-8162(94)90050-7), abundant rock fragments characterize more than 60% of soils from the Mediterranean area. Just in the Iberian Peninsula, for example, very large rock fragment contents between 41% and 90% have been reported.
Antonio Jordán (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)