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Image of Relative Soil Particle Sizes

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Types of Soil Chart

Types of Soil Chart

Types of Soil Chart

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Image of Solum and Bedrock for Soil

Image of Solum And Bedrock For Soil

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Image of Letter And Distinction of Soil

Letter

Distinction

Letter

Distinction

a

Organic matter, highly decomposed

b

Buried soil horizon

c

Concretions or nodules

d

Dense unconsolidated materials

e

Organic matter, intermediate decomposition

f

Frozen soil

g

Strong gleying (mottling)

h

Illuvial accumulation of organic matter

i

Organic matter, slightly decomposed

j

Jarosite (yellow sulfate mineral)

jj

Cryoturbation (frost churning)

k

Accumulation of carbonates

m

Cementation or Induration

n

Accumulation of sodium

o

Accumulation of Fe and Al oxides

p

Plowing or other disturbance

q

Illuvial organic matter and Fe and Al oxides

r

Weathered or soft bedrock

s

Accumulation of silica

ss

Slickensides (shiny clay wedges)

t

Accumulation of silicate clays

u

Presence of human-manufactured materials (artifacts)

v

Plinthite (high iron, red material)

w

Distinctive color or structure without clay accumulation

x

Fragipan (high bulk density, brittle)

y

Accumulation of gypsum

z

Accumulation of soluble salts