polar-desert soil

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A mineral soil that lacks identifiable soil horizons, and has almost no surface humus. It is associated with arid, polar-desert environments where precipitation is less than 130mm annually, plant cover less than 25 per cent, and thawed, active soil is 20–70 mm deep.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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