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Prismatic Soil Structure

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Prismatic Soil Structure
A photograph of a soil pit showing prismatic structure

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General Course Areas
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Soil and Water Management
  • Soil Physics
  • Soil Taxonomy and Genesis

Category: Geomorphology & Geology

Sand, silt, clay and organic matter bind together to provide stucture to the soil. The individual units of structure are called peds. In this photograph of a soil pit, prismatic soil structure is shown in the subsoil of a North Carolina soil.

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Credit this item to: Photo by John A. Kelley, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Media Date: 2008-03-01
Provided By: Dr. David A. Crouse


  • * David A. Crouse
    NC State University - Soil Science

Submitted By: Dr. David A. Crouse


  • prismatic
  • structure
  • subsoil
  • pit


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