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pedon

[′pe‚dän]
(geology)
The smallest unit or volume of soil that represents or exemplifies all the horizons of a soil profile; it is usually a horizontal, hexagonal area of about 1 square meter, or possibly larger.
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Kinalur series (represented by pedon 3) is moderately deep soil with a solum thickness of 0.
Example of potential pedon combination for a map unit labelled Te 0+1 Soil type Min.
Diagnostic features in the pedon for Site B include sulfidic materials in all horizons except the A horizon and a sulfuric horizon for the Bw2 and Bwj1 horizons (note initial pH on April 2002 of 3.
The site for pedon 1 (Linga soil series, Udic Haplustert; Soil Survey Staff 1999) has been under horticulture (orange) for last 30 years (Table 1).
The pedon was described and sampled by horizon down to the depth of 1.
Based in Northern Italy, Pedon employs 750 people worldwide in seven factories, with a focus on five business areas including dried pulses and grains, dessert ingredients and dried mushrooms.
misoqeon men oun: polla; sunistora, autofona, kaka; kartanai andro~ sfageion kai pedon ranthrion.
A shallow pit was dug at each pedon and the pit wall described using standard soil survey methods (31).
Pedon analysis was carried out in soil pits at each site including detailed profile description and sampling of soil from each genetic horizon using standard field study methods (Soil Survey Division Staff 1993; Kheoruenromne 1999).
The quantitative characteristics of the humus status of soils originate mainly from the soil profile horizons database PEDON and humus status research transect database CATENA created by us.
Mike Pedon scored the Stratford points with a try and a conversion.
Complete uniformity of all factors can usually not be realised, neither between the pedons comprised in a soil chronosequence nor for a particular pedon through its residence time.