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soil vocabulary

soil vocab

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humus the part of the soil formed by decaying organic material-makes soil black in color
organic matter things that are alive or once were alive
horizon soil layer
soil profile a cross section of the soil horizons
top soil uppermost layer of soil also known as the A horizon
subsoil the middle soil layer also known as the B horizon
substratum the bottom soil layer also known C horizon
bedrock the layer of rock beneath the soil layer
leaching the process in which water washes minerals from the topsoil to the subsoil
erosion the process by which the products of weathering are moved from one place to another
residual soil soil that remains on top of the rock from which it was formed
transported soil soil that is moved away from the place where it was created
the part of the soil formed by decaying organic material-makes soil black in color humas
things that are alive or once were alive organic matter
soil layer horizon
a cross section of the soil horizons soil profile
uppermost layer of soil also known as the A horizon top soil
the middle soil layer also known as the B horizon subsoil
the bottom soil layer also known C horizon substratum
the layer of rock beneath the soil layer bedrock
the process in which water washes minerals from the topsoil to the subsoil leaching
the process by which the products of weathering are moved from one place to another erosion
soil that remains on top of the rock from which it was formed residual soil
soil that is moved away from the place where it was created transported soil
Created by: TereSAT