lithosol


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lithosol

[′lith·ə‚sȯl]
(geology)
A group of shallow soils lacking well-defined horizons and composed of imperfectly weathered fragments of rock.
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Crop-only rainfed farms earn lower incomes if they have Lithosol soils.
Lizards showed no differences in diet composition among the lithosol, loamy or ecotone terrains.
2] each on smooth-faced bare limestone or dolomite rocks and seven quadrates or circles on Brown Lithosol (Dan & Raz, 1970) in their vicinity were selected.
Latrille C, Elsass F, van Oort F, Denaix L (2001) Physical speciation of trace metals in Fe-Mn concretions from a rendzic lithosol developed on Sinemurian limestones (France).
recharge 6 6 6 1 Rendzina PAWC 71 71 71 1 Max recharge 66 66 66 1 Lithosol PAWC 20 60 40 2 Max.
Several factors may be considered in making this operation such that the geological substratum, lithosols, geomorphology, land use and vegetation [25].
According to the FAO/UNESCO classification, the soils are mostly lithosols with associated rendzinas and chromic luvisols (INEGI, 2000), fertile and moderately developed, with a depth of less than 0.
Four dominant soil orders, out of a total of 15 orders, form a spatial mosaic covering 66% of the area (Latosols, 19%; Lithosols, 19%; Argisols, 15%; Luvisols, 13%).
What we find is that lake water quality is generally higher in lake catchments with higher levels of rendzinas, lithosols and podzolic soils as well as sedimentary, metamorphic, and ignesis rock.
Field study: A field experiment was carried out between the rainy months of June and September, 2008 to compare the effects of separate incorporation of cowdung and rice-husk materials on the nutrient status of some Lithosols in Mubi, Nigeria.
Hence, on lithosols and regosols derived from acidic and basic igneous rocks, microphyllous and sandy microphyllous deserts are replaced by sarcocaulescent desert, an open woodland physiognomically dominated by columnar cacti and many deciduous small trees that have fleshy stems of swollen appearance (sarcocaulescent of Shreve and Wiggins, 1964).