Lecture 5 Texture - 1 Characterizing Soil Horizons...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Characterizing Soil Horizons Characterizing Soil Horizons 50% pore space, 50% solids Porous Medium Differentiation Physical Criteria for Physical Criteria for Characterizing Horizons Characterizing Horizons Color Color Texture Texture Structure Structure Density Density 2 Value Chroma Hue Soil Color Soil Color dominant spectral color; related to the wavelength of light. Related to the proportions of red to yellow. In soils we only use 1/5 of the color chips available. related to total amount of light reflected. measure of the strength of spectral color Hue = 10 YR Value = 6 Chroma = 3 Munsell Color 10 YR 6/3 Physical Criteria for Delineating Physical Criteria for Delineating Horizons Horizons Color Color Texture Texture Structure Structure Density Density 3 The Soil Mineral Component: Texture Soil Texture Soil texture refers to the relative amounts of three distinct size separates comprising the soil mineral component....
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course SOS 3022 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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Lecture 5 Texture - 1 Characterizing Soil Horizons...

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