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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 2500
Professor
Nina Hewitt
Semester
Fall

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Week 12-Soils and Vegetation Molic epipedon is on the top part of the chalky white calcic horizon, on a chernozem. Podzol to Chernozemchange in organic matter Podzols are typically in coniferous orders, due to the high acidity. Solonetz does not have a lot of organic matter at the top, and it is indicated by desert vegetation. Desertification; when water is dried from land, and often dessication cracks are formed Salinization occurs when soil is cultivated, heavily grazed, then displays an excess of salt. Irrigation water evaporates, leaving salt behind, and soils can become sodic. Salts from weathered parent material will migrate to the surface. In dry environments, there is not enough precipitation to get rid of the salt, and leaching occurs. As water evaporates, salt remains. Cations
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