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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Generally, soils which have 20% organic matter or more organic material to a depth of 35cm is considered as "organic soil" and taxonomically referred to as histosol [3].
The significance of a thin coal within the open water facies association depends on its origin: given its discontinuous nature and lack of underlying roots, it likely represents organic material (vitrain) resulting from coalification of a transported lycopsid log rather than an in-situ histosol (peat).
Against all expectations, rather small specific upslope contributing catchment areas showed the highest Histosol [7] probability [21].
Con el analisis de las asociaciones fitoliticas encontradas en muestras seleccionadas de un Histosol Hemico Ombrico, de la turbera de Borralleiras da Cal Grande, desarrollada sobre un paleosuelo (10.720 a cal.