desert soil


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desert soil

[¦dez·ərt ′sȯil]
(geology)
In early United States classification systems, a group of zonal soils that have a light-colored surface soil underlain by calcareous material and a hardpan.
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The main soil types are sierozems (Calcic-Orthic Aridosols), grey desert soils (Lithic Orthic Aridosols), and grey-brown desert soils (Alluvic Primosols) derived from diluvial-alluvial materials according to Chinese Soil Taxonomy.
Water and temperature stress resisting abilities of the bacterial strains from the Thar Desert soil proposes the further extension of the study at broad spectrum in finding more variable and highly resisting strains.
But there were those who had another vision, a vision of a Jewish state that would shelter its children, defend its sacred homeland, turn its desert soil green and reaffirm the principles of freedom and democracy.
As early as 300 BC, the dry desert soil began yielding crops from the Hohokam people, who spent centuries developing a complex system of irrigation canals, only to mysteriously abandon them around 1450 AD.
So the predominant colours are influenced by desert soil pigments.
At the spot where his son was killed, Suarez gathered a bag of desert soil, which he would take home to California and mix with Mexican soil and American soil and plant a tree in honor of his "guerrero Azteca" - his Aztec warrior - and "in honor of all the boys and the Iraqi victims of the war.
Seto said the dry desert soil is also prone to creating flash-flood conditions.
8 meters (6 feet) beneath dry desert soil, the mummies are remarkably well-preserved.
The trucks crushed ancient stands of juniper, left fragile desert soil vulnerable to erosion, and cut 176 miles of new roads.
Soil development is thus so imperceptibly slow that it is almost impossible to talk of a desert soil.
In addition to proper watering, grass needs to take in sufficient nutrients, another scarce commodity in meager desert soil.
If no children were born, it was assumed that the woman involved, like desert soil, was "barren.