The layers in the soil from the surface to the subsoil . The soil profile is the collection of soil horizons . Soil profiles will vary from location to location because of the five soil-forming factors: climate , vegetation, topography , soil parent material, and the length of time the soil has been weathering . By looking at a soil's profile many interpretations can be made about land use and the suitability of the soil for a specific use.
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