Flashcards in Soil key terms Deck (15):
Organisms such as mould or mushrooms that are important in breaking down organic matter.
A specific layer of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross-section of land
Fertile part of the soil formed when plants and animals decay.
The visible features of an area of countryside or land
Rock particles (eg. stones, sand, silt) found in soil
Resource that is provided by nature
A colourless, odourless unreactive gas that is the main component of the Earth's atmosphere.
A very large group of micro-organisms
an individual animal, plant or single-celled life form
a colourless, odourless reactive fas that is the life-supporting component of the air
the underlying geological material (eg, bedrock) on which soil horizons form
a minute portion of something
fine sand, clay or other material carried by running water and deposited as a sediment
a vertical cross-section of soil from the ground surface to the parent rock