Lecture 5 Texture - Characterizing Soil Horizons Porous...

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1 Characterizing Soil Horizons 50% pore space, 50% solids Porous Medium Differentiation Physical Criteria for Characterizing Horizons Characterizing Horizons Color Color Texture Texture Structure Structure Density
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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 Horizons Horizons Color Color Texture Texture Structure Structure Density
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