SECTION III: The Hydrosphere
Week 14,  5.1 Surface Processes - Assignment 11
                     5.1.2. Soils
 
 



Reading Assignment:  Chapter 12
 Soils


Unit (Chapter) Plan:
Contents 
(unit topics)
Activities 
(things you must do)
Abilities Acquired
(what you learned)

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Contents (course topics):

The Impact of Weathering and Mass Wasting on the Landscape
Weathering
    Jointing
Weathering Agents
    Mechanical Weathering
    Chemical Weathering
    Biological Weathering
    Climate and Weathering
Mass Wasting
    Fall
    Slide
    Flow
    Creep
 

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Activities (things you must do):
Read Chapter 12 of your textbook
 
Abilities Acquired (what you learned):

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
 1.- 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
5.- Identify the weathered layer of loose inorganic material overlaying unfragmented rock below
6.- Name the soil classification system currently in use in the United States
7.- Identify  the most weathered and leached of all soils.
8.- Identify the soil horizon, with the most organic material
9.-  Give the name for the measure of a soil's capacity to hold water and air
10.- Name the soil texture in which none of the three main soil separates dominates the other two
11.- Cite the name given to the size groups within the standard classification of soil particle sizes
12.- Identify the type of soil that the number 10 indicates on the standard pH scale.
13.- Identify the name given to the true soil layer.
14.- List four soil-forming factors
15.- Identify the term given to  the dynamic relationship between precipitation and evaporation in any given location.
16.- Name the unconsolidated parent material beyond the reach of most roots
17.-Identify the name given to a soil containing only an A horizon atop partially altered parent material
18.- Give the percentage of total soil volume that organic matter usually comprises in a give soil.
19.- Indicate what is indicated by the existence of a B horizon in a soil.
20.- Identify the lowest (most specific) level of the Soil Taxonomy soil classification system.
 
 

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