An intrazonal saline soil found in hot, arid climates. Evaporation of soil moisture brings saline groundwater to the surface where it, too, evaporates. The sodium and calcium chlorides and sulphates which have been translocated remain as a grey surface crust.
"http://www.ufz.de/data/du_wuch3833.pdf" A solonchak succession.
Subjects: Biological Sciences — Earth Sciences and Geography.