mineral soil


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mineral soil

[′min·rəl ‚sȯil]
(geology)
Soil composed of mineral or rock derivatives with little organic matter.
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In warmer climates, the floor of a typical forest is a mix of mineral soil and organic soil.
Removing POM and water-extractable C before extracting the mineral soil with pyrophosphate (e.g.
The mycelium will burrow its way down into the mineral soil and form sclerotia.
Samples included the soil from under phorophytes (the mineral soil represented by samples of the topsoil from the typical landscape of a dry savanna) and two soils from epiphytous formations from a savanna-type in sparse communities, which are located on oligotrophous plains in Phu Quoc Island (South Vietnam).
Resin bags were inserted 5-10 cm deep in mineral soil each fall and exchanged the following spring after snowmelt.
An area of 2 m x 1.5 m was nearly cleared entirely of litter and duff leaving the underlying mineral soil exposed (Fig.
Forest floor removal increased the mean temperature in the mineral soil during the growing season (Tan et al., 2005).
The General Mining Law covers all matters on the use of mineral soil and subsoil in Peru and Peru's marine areas.
Because the upper soil horizon has more carbon than other increments of the mineral soil at deeper levels [58] and because most of the observable change 20 years after harvest was expected to be in the upper 10 cm [58, 61], we cored to a depth of 10 cm at each core point from the mineral soil surface and below the litter and organic soil horizon.
Deep mineral soil, which stores more than 50% of the carbon in forest soils, may contribute greater increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide than researchers originally thought, according to a new study led by Dartmouth College.
In mineral soil, a decrease was observed in the intensity of the organic signal in EPR spectra of the HA, indicating a decrease in the dimensions of the aromatic polyconjugation systems in their molecules accompanying the flow of groundwater.