adjective see eluviation

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  • eluviation — noun Etymology: eluvial of eluviation (from e + luvial as in alluvial) + ation Date: 1899 the transportation of dissolved or suspended material within the soil by the movement of water when rainfall exceeds evaporation • eluvial adjective •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • Leaching (pedology) — In pedology, leaching is the loss of mineral and organic solutes due to percolation. It is a mechanism of soil formation. It is distinct from the soil forming process of eluviation, which is the loss of mineral and organic colloids. Leached and… …   Wikipedia

  • eluviate — /i looh vee ayt /, v.i., eluviated, eluviating. to undergo eluviation. [1925 30; ELUVI(UM) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • leaching — Loss of soluble substances and colloids from the top layer of soil by percolating precipitation. The materials are carried downward and are generally redeposited in a lower layer. This transport results in a porous and open top layer and a dense …   Universalium

  • podzolic soil — ▪ pedology podzolic also spelled  Podsolic,  also called  Lessivé Soil,         soil usually forming in a broadleaf forest and characterized by moderate leaching, which produces an accumulation of clay and, to some degree, iron that have been… …   Universalium

  • Podzol — Podsol, Spodosol a stagnopodzol in upland Wales Used in: WRB, USDA soil taxonomy, others …   Wikipedia

  • A-horizon —    The topmost eluviated horizon of a soil profile [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • lamella —     a) [ soil ]    A thin (< 7.5 cm thick), discontinuous or continuous, generally horizontal layer of fine material (especially clay and iron oxides) that has been pedogenically concentrated (illuviated) within a coarser (e.g., sandy),… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • почвенный слой — — [http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/alphabetic?langcode=en] EN soil layer Distinctive successive layers of soil produced by internal redistribution processes. Conventionally the layers have been divided into A, B and C horizons. The A… …   Справочник технического переводчика

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