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Unformatted text preview: decomposed organic material -material that you can tell is organic, but you cant tell if it started out as a leaf, or bark, or twigs. You usually find this as a mat directly above the mineral soil. The other subordinate sym-bol here is the small w which indicates that the B horizon is weakly developed. The Bw horizon is distinguished from the A and the C by some development of color and structure, but there is very little accumulation of weath-ering products. TYPICAL POORLY-DEVELOPED SOIL PROFILE FOUND THROUGHOUT THE Bw C R A Oi: Leaves Oe: Partially Decomposed OM Oa: Decomposed OM Page 5...
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2008 for the course CSES 3114 taught by Professor Wldaniels during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '08