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Brooke Shoemaker Environmental Systems Zan 12:00 10/16/07 Soils Internet Lab 1. a) Loam Soil b) Sandy Loam 2. The wilting point is when all that remains in the soil is inaccessible water, hence causing plants to wilt. Silty clay is likely to reach the wilting point at a higher water content than a sandy loam because it is the less permeable soil type. By looking at the graph, you are able to see the relationship between these two properties. Also, the sandy loam has the most available water per vertical foot of soil. 3. a) The two areas where depth-to-bedrock is less than 50 cm is the tip of Florida and in Texas b) The two areas where depth-to-bedrock is more than 175 cm is around the Great Lakes and Middle America 4. The regions with the highest value of AWC are the same areas where depth-to-bedrock is more than 175 cm: Around the Great Lakes and Middle America (mainly surrounding the Mississippi River 5. a) The Rocky Mountains have low value of AWC because it mainly consist of Loam soils. Meaning, the soil is more permeable, lessening the amount of available surface
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course GEOG 1011 taught by Professor Anderson,s during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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