buried soil

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buried soil Soil covered by an alluvial, colluvial, aeolian, glacial, or organic deposit, and that is a product of a former period of pedogenesis. In US usage a buried soil is defined as lying beneath 300–500 mm if the covering layer is more than half the thickness of the buried soil, otherwise beneath more than 500 mm.

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buried soil 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.

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buried soil Soil covered by an alluvial, colluvial (see COLLUVIUM), aeolian, glacial, or organic deposit, and 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.

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Buried soil

Buried soil is soil that appeared on the surface of the earth and sustained plant life but because of a geologic event has been covered by a layer of sediment . Sediments can result from volcanoes, rivers, dust storms, or blowing sand or silt .