Chapter 12 - Soils

Chapter 12 - Soils - GEOG 1114 Fall 2011 Chapter Outline...

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GEOG 1114 – Fall 2011 – Chapter Outline Chapter 12: Soils 1 Soil and Regolith: on top of Earth’s crust _______________ About deep (worldwide average) _______________ : inorganic material that results from _______________ _________________________ Top layer of regolith is different in amount of ______________________________ : complex combination of minerals, decaying organic matter, living __________ organisms, gases, and liquid solutions Generally occupied by ____________________ Nurtures __________ Fundamental between the four spheres __________ Surface of almost always represented by soil __________ Soil often recognized by __________ is also important, but is only obvious when exposed through __________ ____________________ Soil-Forming Factors Factor: __________ : source of rock fragments in soil ____________________ of parent material influences soil characteristics __________ very reflective of the rocks or sediments from which they __________ __________ resulted Factor: __________ and significant to soil formation _______________ _______________ Chemical and biological processes by high temperatures and _______________ moisture Factor: _______________ and are significant _______________ _______________ of and of soil _______________ _______________ _______________ Factor: _______________ All soils contain some quantity of ______________________________ and contributions to soil development _______________ _______________ _______________ most important: _______________ Innumerable , mixed by _______________ _______________ surface _______________ Digestive actions increase and resist raindrops, lessening _______________ _______________ excreted by earthworms _______________ material in the soil _______________ promoted _______________ enhance _______________ ______________________________ Factor: _______________ Soil processes ______________________________
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GEOG 1114 – Fall 2011 – Chapter Outline Chapter 12: Soils 2 Length of time needed depends on and ______________________________ ______________________________ or erosion can occur in only a ______________________________ _______________ From human perception of time, ______________________________ Soil Components: : ______________________________ of most soil is mineral matter in the form of small but _______________ macroscopic particles the volume of an average soil is _______________ _________________________ Smallest particles in soil are
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course GEOG 1114 taught by Professor ? during the Fall '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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Chapter 12 - Soils - GEOG 1114 Fall 2011 Chapter Outline...

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