soil profile

soil profile
  the variation in soil characteristics through its depth.

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  • soil profile — dirvožemio profilis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Įvairaus gylio vertikalaus viršutinio žemės sluoksnio nesuardytos sandaros pjūvis, kuriame matyti dirvožemio morfologinė sandara: genetiniai horizontai, jų spalva,… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • soil profile — noun a vertical section of soil from the ground surface to the parent rock • Hypernyms: ↑profile * * * 1. a vertical succession of horizons, commonly lettered A, B, C (beginning at the surface), that have been subjected to soil forming processes …   Useful english dictionary

  • soil profile — 1. a vertical succession of horizons, commonly lettered A, B, C (beginning at the surface), that have been subjected to soil forming processes, chiefly leaching and oxidation. 2. a diagram of a vertical section of soil depicting the horizons.… …   Universalium

  • soil profile —    A vertical section of the soil mantle usually with distinguishable soil horizons [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • soil profile — /ˈsɔɪl proʊfaɪl/ (say soyl prohfuyl) noun a cross section of the earth in a particular location revealing the layers from the top layer containing the most organic matter to the bottom layer containing unweathered rocks …  

  • Soil horizon — Soil samples illustrating horizons (subsoil on right) A soil horizon is a specific layer in the land area that is parallel to the soil surface and possesses physical characteristics which differ from the layers above and beneath …   Wikipedia

  • Soil structure — is determined by how individual soil granules clump or bind together and aggregate, and therefore, the arrangement of soil pores between them. Soil structure has a major influence on water and air movement, biological activity, root growth and… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil morphology — is the field observable attributes of the soil within the various soil horizons and the description of the kind and arrangement of the horizons. [cite book | last = Buol | first = Stanley W. | authorlink = | coauthors = Southard, Randal J.,… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil science — is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil steam sterilization — is a farming technique that sterilizes soil with steam in open fields or greenhouses. It is being used as an alternative to bromomethane, whose production and use was curtailed by the Montreal Protocol. Steam effectively kills pathogens by… …   Wikipedia

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