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DescriptionSoil Order
Volcanic ash parent material
organic soils, usually wet, peats, slow decomp of OM
Permafrost within 100cm of surface
clayey soils with high shrink/swell capacity (semi-arid grasslands)
intensely weathered soils of tropical and subtropical environments
soils with weakly developed subsurface horizons
CaCO3-containing soils of arid environments with subsurface horizon development
B horizon enriched with silicate clays >5.5 pH
high organic matter, high base saturation, grasslands
soils with little or no morphological development
< 5.5 pH, leached, illuvial clay in B horizon
acid forest soils with a subsurface accumulation of metal-humus complexes

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