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buried soil


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Soil covered by an alluvial, colluvial (see colluvium), aeolian, glacial, or organic deposit, being a product of a former period of pedogenesis. In US usage a buried soil is defined as lying beneath 30–50 cm if the covering layer is more than half the thickness of the buried soil, otherwise beneath more than 50 cm.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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