zonal soil


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zonal soil

[′zōn·əl ′sȯil]
(geology)
In early classification systems in the United States, a soil order including soils with well-developed characteristics that reflect the influence of agents of soil genesis. Also known as mature soil.
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Perminova, "The structure of humic acids of zonal soils according to C-13 NMR spectroscopy data," Pochvovedenie, no.
The results of empirical data large array processing about the maximum parameters zonal soil humus horizon (A + AB) and their respective conditions of heat and moisture provision in eight landscape zones of the East European Plain allowed get a general analytical expression of humus horizon extreme power with the energy costs on soil formation.
Provided that the variables ([N.sub.lim]) for region zonal soils are justified (for example, on the East European Plain they make at least 9 of the main soil types), the equation (4) may be graphically represented as a series of curves.
The zonal soils, which dominate the forest hill level, are brown and brown luvic soils (podzolic, locally pseudogleyised), whereas the silvosteppe level found in the valleys is dominated by chernozems, cambic and clay-illuvial.
For definition of hydro-physical properties of zonal soils of the European Russia, we chose testing areas in various soil and landscape zones of the European territory of Russia [6-9].
Mineralization of organic matter and the carbon sequestration capacity of zonal soils. Eurasian Soil Sci., 41(7), 717-730.
The process is best expressed in the well drained zonal soils of the high plain, especially in Argiudolls.
The zonal soils in both grass- and shrub-dominated areas were grey desert soil derived from colluvial--eluvial material according to Chinese Soil Taxonomy, which is equivalent to the Camborthid in terms of USDA Soil Taxonomy classification (Shapotou Desert Research Station 1980; Qiu et al.