L horizon of biologically produced material deposited in water V horizon

L horizon of biologically produced material deposited

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L: horizon of biologically produced material deposited in water V: horizon dominated by vesicular pores 35 horizon suffixes exist applied as lower case letters to further describe master horizons Undifferentiated unconsolidated parent material Energy flow through time A1 A2 Bt C C Biota, climate, topography Biogeochemical and physical processes A two-dimensional soil profile Humus accumulation and leaching of mobile fraction Clay accumulation Little alteration
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9/30/2019 4 O A Master Horizons influenced by the addition of organic matter B E Eluviation and Illuviation
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9/30/2019 5 C R Parent Material M L Unique environments
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9/30/2019 6 V W Special designations ENTISOL the baby soil
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9/30/2019 7 ENTISOL ( ent ) Soils with little or no profile development Typic Ustipsamment Numerical suffixes are used to denote subdivisions within a master horizon A C1 C2 INCEPTISOL the adolescent soil
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9/30/2019 8 INCEPTISOL ( ept ) Soils with subtle profile development A Bw C w: reddening or soil structure ALFISOL the forest soil
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