eluviation


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eluviation

The movement of soil caused by excessive water within the soil.

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From the calculation result of Figure 6, in the action of the eluviation, [Ca.sup.2+] ions migrated downward.
In addition, N absorption by sugarcane as well as decreased N eluviation and accumulation in the soil can be achieved with bagasse charcoal use.
The E horizon is a subsurface horizon that has been deposited by the movement of water (eluviation).
In contrast to this, the BrownEarth horizon Be with its strongly coagulated fabric does not contain such oriented clay-colloids, which would be a prerequisite for dispersion and transport by the eluviation process.
On the mountain sides, gradual deforestation resulted in the eluviation of parts of the area and favoured the growth of more or less dry grassland communities such as Koelerio-Brometum (on steep slopes) or PotentilloBrachypodietum (on less steep slopes).
This loss is called eluviation. Materials resistant to weathering, such as sand, tend to remain in the A horizon as other materials leach out.
Savannahs with members of the Combretaceae (Terminalia, Combretum, Anogeissus) grow on mesotrophic soils, where eluviation and illuviation are not so strong.
Neoeluvium--A soil developed from the eluviation and illuviation of recent deposits, such as alluvium.
With increasing soil acidity and stages of eluviation and gleyification, the accumulation of non-decomposed organic matter constituting the forest floor (exogenous organic carbon) increases considerably.
The dense clay matrix of subsoil is a consequence of pedogenic processes that have transported and packed clay crystals including eluviation and shrink-swell forces due to dry-wet conditions (Mullins and Panayiotopoulos 1984).
E horizon--Soil horizon caused by deposit of soil due to eluviation, or erosion due to water movement.
Eluviation (Chapter 3)--Removal (loss) of soil material in suspension or solution from a soil layer.