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Problem+set+1 - Name: _ Soil Science 10 Problem Set #1 (Due...

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Name: ___________________________________ Soil Science 10 Problem Set #1 ( Due Oct. 6 th ) 1. For the following descriptions of soil horizons, indicate what master horizon designation (e.g., capital letter – A, B, C, etc.) and when appropriate what subhorizon designation (e.g., lower case letter – a, e, i or t) best characterizes the described horizons. ________ a. An organic horizon with recognizable oak leaves. ________ b. Unconsolidated material displaying little weathering or biological activity. ________ c. A subsoil horizon having both a dark color due to organic matter and a red color due to iron oxides. Assume that this horizon is more red than it is black. ________ d. An eluvial horizon having a high Munsell value and low Munsell chroma. ________ e. An illuvial horizon with an accumulation of silicate clays. 2. Which of the two soil colors would most likely represent an A horizon? Why? 10YR2/2 or
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course SSO 10 taught by Professor Randydahlgren during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.

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Problem+set+1 - Name: _ Soil Science 10 Problem Set #1 (Due...

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