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Unformatted text preview: Soil • study of soil - agronomy • a material that has been "CORPT" • Earth materials have gone through soil forming processes • CORPT Material = F (C=Climate, O=organic, R=relief, P=parent material, T=time) Soil Profile • soil horizon - distinct layers roughly parallel to the surface as soil develops over time • A layer - elluviation - look up! • illuviation = B layer - look up! • C layer = where soil is derived • eluviation - removal of soil from a layer • illuviation - addition of alluvium to a layer Soil's General Properties • color - depending on the amount of organic matter, iron oxides, soil water retention...
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- Fall '11
- Geology, Earth Materials, soil forming processes, Times Beach, soil water retention