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podsol

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podzol

a forest soil characterized by a surface accumulation of humus, a strongly leached profile, one or more enriched layers in the SUBSOIL, and vegetation consisting predominantly of conifers.
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This region of the coastal plain is characterized as an intermediate instability zone, usually covered by Podsol sandy soils with a ferruginous layer (SILVEIRA et al.
Gjems studied clay fraction (<2 [micro]m) by means of X-ray diffraction analysis in 670 samples from 222 soil profiles (A, B, C horizons) of podsols, brown earth, semipodsol, iron humus podsol and humus podsol from different geological formations sampled in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.
Die stratigraphische Abfolge besteht aus einer dunnen Oberbodenschicht, unter der ein Podsol aus grauem Sand von etwa 0,1 m Starke liegt, darunter folgt die bis zu 0,2 m dicke Kulturschicht aus orangefarbenem Sand mit stark rot gefarbten Linsen.
The precipitation in the coniferous boreal forest was sufficient to produce leached greyish soil called podsol (in modern categories in the order Spodosol) or, in the west with the admixture of aspen in the forest, an Alfisol; scattered across the boreal margin were patches of wet organic soils classified as Histosols (De Blij et al.
Esta acidificacion y empobrecimiento edafico, que da lugar a suelos del tipo podsol, favorece la expansion de las landas, que es un matorral de retamas (Ulex, Cytisus, Genista), brezos (Erica), brecina (Calluna vulgaris) y arandanos (Vaccinium) en las zonas mas septentrionales, junto a otras (Empetrum, Phyllodoce y Cassiope).
In a right-wing magazine reviewing Mandy's The Blair Revolution Revisited, he writes: ``Undaunted, the author ploughs on through the political podsol.