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17 terms

Soil Horizon Subscripts

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a
sapric (well decomposed)
b
buried soil horizon
e
hemic (moderately decomposed)
f
frozen soil (permafrost)
g
gleyed soil (gray color due to low O-reduction of Fe)
h
accumulation of humus (OM other than in A or O)
p
plowed (used only with A master horizon)
i
fibric (non-decomposed)
k
accumulation of carbonates
m
cementation (hard-indurated)
n
sodium accumulation
o
accumulation of Fe & Al oxides (oxic-very old)
q
silica accumulation (very old/weathered soil)
s
sesquioxides (accumulation of Fe & Al-red color)
ss
slickensides (shiny clay wedges)
t
clay accumulation (clay films)
w
color or structure development