Soil Horizons

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Author:
chrisP247
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169084
Filename:
Soil Horizons
Updated:
2012-09-05 15:02:51
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Soil horizons
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Description:
North america Soil Horizon
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  1. O
    Top surface soil. Udecomposed organic debris and humus
  2. A
    eluvial zone. Second layer down. a leached mineral horizon with a lot of organic matter. Dark in color
  3. E
    Eluvial zone. 3rd layer down. A lighter colord layer representing maximun leaching.
  4. B
    Zone of accumulation for leaching materials such as clay, iron aluminum, silica. 4th lalyer down. Illuvial Zone.
  5. C
    Unaltered, unconsolidated parent material. 5th layer down. Illuvial zone
  6. R
    Hard bedrock. Illuvial zone. 6th and deepest layer

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