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Impact of Weathering and Mass Wasting on the Landscape
Climate and Weathering
By the end
of this chapter you should be able to:
Name the soil order covering the greatest surface area on Earth .
2.- Name the
soils which are red with a surface layer leached of nutrient bases and
which contain much aluminum and iron
3.- Name the
soils characterized by plentiful partly decayed plant material
4.- Name the
pedogenic regime associated with the tropical moist climates
the weathered layer of loose inorganic material overlaying unfragmented
6.- Name the
soil classification system currently in use in the United States
the most weathered and leached of all soils.
the soil horizon, with the most organic material
Give the name for the measure of a soil's capacity to hold water and air
the soil texture in which none of the three main soil separates dominates
the other two
the name given to the size groups within the standard classification of
soil particle sizes
the type of soil that the number 10 indicates on the standard pH scale.
the name given to the true soil layer.
four soil-forming factors
the term given to the dynamic relationship between precipitation
and evaporation in any given location.
the unconsolidated parent material beyond the reach of most roots
the name given to a soil containing only an A horizon atop partially altered
the percentage of total soil volume that organic matter usually comprises
in a give soil.
what is indicated by the existence of a B horizon in a soil.
the lowest (most specific) level of the Soil Taxonomy soil classification