subsoil


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

subsoil

a. the layer of soil beneath the surface soil and overlying the bedrock
b. (as modifier): a subsoil plough

subsoil

[′səb‚sȯil]
(geology)
Soil underlying surface soil.

subsoil

The bed or stratum of earth which lies immediately below the surface soil.
References in periodicals archive ?
regarding subsoil that make possible the further production and
Preparation of mixtures of sand and clay-rich subsoil aggregates
Based on preliminary estimates, the subsoil areas owned by the two entities feature more than 1.6m tonnes of [ETH] 1+[ETH] 2 recoverable oil reserves.Country: RussiaSector: Petroleum/Natural Gas/CoalTarget: Mobel-Neft LLC, Garsar LLCBuyer: Bashneft JSCOType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
The subsoil should provide a structure which is able to support the topsoil while having enough fissures within it to allow for good drainage of the soil.
For the analysis of deformation and stress of cylindrical tank in the contact with the above mentioned subsoil models, software created by authors as well as the ANSYS (2009) and NEXIS software (2006) systems were used.
As a result, many of the soils used to grow grain in Australia contain in their subsoil layers (defined here as deeper than 0.20 m) a range of factors that limit or constrain crop growth and yield.
The aim of the present work is to evaluate the capacity of subsoil for selected heavy metals (Cd, Pb, Cu, Cr) using experimentally derived distribution coefficients ([K.sub.d]).
We then parameterized the RECARGA modeling environment according to Wisconsin DNR design recommendations (Wisconsin DNR 2004) for sites with less permeable subsoils, which called for a 7.5 cm (0.25 ft) diameter drainage pipe set between the sandy loam rooting zone (75 cm [2.5 ft] thick) and subsoil zones.
Indigenous tribes hold title to territorial lands but the government owns the subsoil rights, which it leases to foreign companies.
Using the biodynamic method of growing on my family's blueberry farm, we have transformed a few inches of decent soil and poor subsoil into over twelve inches of friable, humus enriched, life-filled earth.
TO SITE AN OIL WELL, experts need to know the character of the subsoil in which it will be sunk.
``The composition of the subsoil around a property is also an important factor when assessing the potential impact of tree root systems.