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pedology

(pē-dŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the physical and mental development and characteristics of children.

pe′do·log′ic (-də-lŏj′ĭk), pe′do·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pe′do·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pe·dol′o·gist n.
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A relevant, but harder to describe source of error is pedological inexperience, which may result in incorrect data.
The pedological drought was present in each of 35 years reseached, the maximum frequency at wheat crop was established in June in wheat and in August in maize, sugarbeet and alfalfa.
1996): "Southern Westerlies during the Holocene deduced from geomorphological and pedological studies in the Norte Chico, Northern Chile (27-33[grados]S)", Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 123, pp.
Soils and susceptibility: Aspects of thermally induced magnetism within the dynamic pedological system.
Integration of GIS technology, remote sensing and multivariate analysis in the delimitation of physiographic units for pedological mapping.
Since then they have been applied in several pedological case studies by Lark et al.
Ice-age Forest refuges and evolutions in the neotropics: correlation of paleoclimatological, geomorphological and pedological data with modern biological endemism.
From pedological point of view the piedmonts are the most common geomorphic unit seen in this portion of the Lakhwar catchment, mostly in the middle slopes (NBSS&LUP, 2002) [13].
Field investigation has helped to identify the master horizons, but laboratory analyses, especially the micromorphological characteristics of the paleosols, were predominantly used to determine pedological processes and diagenesis, and ultimately to interpret paleoclimate (Rutter and Ding 1993).
The results are documented by the monitoring of the physical, mineralogical and pedological parameters of rocks in testing areas.
Previous investigations have resulted in valuable insights into the direct and indirect fluvial, hydrological, bio-geographical, geomorphologic and pedological implications of the practice of gold panning and its related offshoots.