Gleying


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Gleying

 

a soil-forming process occurring under conditions of oxygen reduction. Gleying is promoted by microorganisms, the presence of organic substances, and the constant or prolonged flooding of individual horizons or the entire soil profile.

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When the relief of the site causes waterlogging, the soils become full of excess water and the lack of oxygen may start gleying.
In permafrost soils, water may rise or fall, depending on the periods of freezing and thawing and the thickness of the permafrost, which is a barrier to the water and causes gleying.