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Profile of an Alpine Andisol




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Profile of an Alpine Andisol
Well-developed horizons of an alpine andisol

Appropriate Grade Level(s)
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • College-level
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  • Classroom Lectures
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General Course Areas
  • Introduction to Soil Science
Description
Under alpine conditions, the weatherable volcanic parent materials associated with Andisols lead to soils with more highly developed horizons. Figure 7-20 shows an alpine andisol. These soils have a low bulk density and high phosphorous fixing capacity.

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Credit this item to: Know Soil Know Life, SSSA
Media Date: 2012-12-01
Provided By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


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  • * Know Soil Know Life
    SSSA

Submitted By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


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