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Unformatted text preview: • removal of chemicals, particulates, organic matter to surface • removal (leaching) of chemicals down • transfer - translocation of chemicals up and down soil • eluviation- downward transport of fine soil particles, removing them from upper soil horizon • illuviation - accumulation in a lower soil horizon of materials eluviate from higher horizons • O - loose leaves, organic debris, partially to not decomposed • A - dark-colored horizon, mixed mineral/organic matter, much biological activity • E horizon - horizon formed by removal of clay, etc • B horizon - horizon formed by accumulation of materials • C - weathered parent material • R - consolidated bedrock Factors of Soil Formation...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course GEOG 1002 taught by Professor Engstrom during the Fall '11 term at GWU.
- Fall '11