Suggested Terminology for Describing Soils as Three-dimensional Bodies1
- Francis D. Hole2
Many papers on soil classification emphasize soil characteristics as revealed in the relatively narrow vertical cross-sections of soil called soil profiles. The assumption is generally made that the soils, from which the profile descriptions are taken, extend laterally far enough to constitute segments of landscapes. But terminology has not been developed sufficiently to permit both horizontal and vertical aspects to be considered in the description and classification of soils. Some terms are suggested which have been found useful in describing Wisconsin soils as three-dimensional bodies.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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