Comprehensive Soil Classification System

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A system for classifying soils that was developed by the US Department of Agriculture and is now widely used around the world. All soils are divided into 11 soil orders, which in turn are subdivided into 47 suborders, 185 great soil groups, many subgroups, and a great many soil families and series. See also alfisol, andisol, aridisol, entisol, histosol, inceptisol, latosol, oxisol, ultisol, vertisol.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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