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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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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.
Pedon analysis in soil pits was carried out at each site, including detailed profile description and sampling of soil genetic soil horizons (Soil Survey Staff 1993; Kheoruenromne 2004).
Algunos Alfisoles se clasificaron como intergradaciones con Ultisoles (Subgrupos Ultic, pedon 100-c y 100-f), pues mostraron menor contenido de nutrimentos, caracteristico de ese orden de suelo.
misoqeon men oun: polla; sunistora, autofona, kaka; kartanai andro~ sfageion kai pedon ranthrion.
Saturated hydraulic conductivity was estimated by measured and qualitative means for each representative soil pedon.
Another organizational structure of the soil is the pedon, a three-dimensional body of soil between 1 and 8 m3 with the minimum volume possessing all the characteristics of that specific soil.
A shallow pit was dug at each pedon and the pit wall described using standard soil survey methods (31).
La interfase solido-liquido-gas-biota que caracteriza al sistema pedogeomorfologico, a traves del cual tiene lugar el intercambio de materia, energia e informacion dentro y entre ecosistemas, puede ser tan pequena como la superficie de un pedon o polipedon (Dijkerman, 1974; Smeck et al.
The traits of a pedon are set by the combination of factors that formed it.
Soils were classified to the subgroup level using information about texture, pH, horizons present, depth to bedrock, color and pedon structure, shape and size.