Soils and processes

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The material containing partly decomposed vegetable matter on boggy ground.
peat
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45% of soil is composed of this.
mineral
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When all pores within soil are filled with water.
Saturation
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The type of water which cannot be drawn up by plants.
hygroscopic
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More water can be held in soil if the soil particles are ......
small
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This can be added to soil to make it less acidic.
lime
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The removal of solid material from a soil horizon
Eluviation
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The layer of rock and mineral in the crust, produced by weathering.
regolith
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The type of soil created by intense leaching and translocation.
podzol
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Mottled soils, created by the oxidation/reduction of Fe, are caused by this process.
gleying
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The collective name of soil-generating processes.
pedogenesis
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A luvisol is created by the removal of this compound.
clay
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A series of different soil types occuring down a slope is known as a ........... .
catera
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The thing which soils exchange by isomorphous substitution in clay.
cations
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45% of soil is composed of this.

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mineral

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When all pores within soil are filled with water.

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The type of water which cannot be drawn up by plants.

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More water can be held in soil if the soil particles are ......

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