Histosol

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Histosol

[′his·tə‚sȯl]
(geology)
An order of wet soils consisting mostly of organic matter, popularly called peats and mucks.
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Inflowing TSM was also correlated with soil types: positively with the percentage of histosols and podzols, and negatively with the percentage of regosols and luvisols in the catchment area (Table 3).
Los Histosols son los suelos formados por materiales organicos (30 % o mas de materia organica) en mas de la mitad de los primeros 80 cm de profundidad.
On world scale, histosols make up only about 1% and the soils in Abakaliki of southeastern Nigeria have SOM levels which range from low to moderate values of 1.
Tropical Histosols of the lower Orinoco Delta, features and preliminary quantification of their carbon storage.
The areas contain vast areas of peat soils, extremely high in organic carbon and matter (Organosols, Isbell 2002; Histosols, IUSS Working Group WRB 2007).
Organic-rich horizons and thin coals represent histic epipedons and short-lived histosols developed in localized, incipient peat-forming or clastic wetlands (Retallack 2008).
tomentosa, Pityrogramma calomelanos and Rhynchanthera novemnervia are plants common on histosols of floating meadows in more advanced stages of succession (Pivari et al.
However, in the riparian soils the soil type ranges rather from gleyic podzols to histosols.