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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

How is texture used to classify soils? Describe the ways scientists have classified soil structure.

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The way in which texture is used to classify soils and the ways in which scientists have classified soil structures.

Explanation

Soil texture refers to the size of the particles in soil. The portions of particle sizes determine the texture of the soil. The clay particles are of size less than 0.002 millimeters, silt particles are of 0.002 to0.05 millimeters, and sand particles are of size 0.05 to 2.0 millimeters. Particles that are large than 2.0 millimeters are pebbles, gravels are not considered technically as particles.

A triangular graph is used to plot the different classes of soil texture based on the percentage of sand, silt, and clay within each class...

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