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Unformatted text preview: Soil Formation and Soil Horizons Soil Forming Processes and Factors Parent Material Climate Organisms Relief (Topography) Time Additions Losses Transformation Translocation Parent Material Parent Material The original material from which soils form Parent material can be derived, in place, from the original bedrock Parent material can be deposited by wind, water, ice, etc. Florida Marine and Alluvial Deposits http://www.dep.state.fl.us/geology/geologictopics/movies/tectonic.mov Breakup of Pangaea Stable, shallow rock platform Subject to marine sedimentation For the next several million years the area was dominated by carbonate sedimentation Jurassic Sedimentation: settling of particles from a fluid due to gravity Calcium and Magnesium Carbonates Extensive Carbonate Platform Millions of years, miles thick Sedimentation on the Florida Platform Sediments Sandy, Clayey Sediments Began 25 million years ago, continued to present Loamy sediments became the parent material for Florida soils Climate...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course SWS 3022 taught by Professor Bonczek during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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