Soil Geomorphology

Soil Horizons

Soil horizons are distinct layers of soil that form naturally in undisturbed soil over time. The formation of soil horizons is called soil geomorphology and the types of horizons are indicative of the soil order. Like other natural processes, the age of the horizon increases with depth. The reason why it’s useful to have a …

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Soil Textures

Soil texture refers to the composition of the soil in terms of the amounts of small (clays), medium (silts), and large (sands) size particles. The primary particles of sand, silt, and clay make up the inorganic solid phase of the soil. These particles often become aggregated together with each other and other parts of the …

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