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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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What are some examples of energy and matter that flow into and out of the soil system?

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The example of energy and matter that flow into and out of the soil system.

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Soil is an open system because it receives mater and energy; it stores part of these inputs and gives out matter and energy out. The energy input to the soil is through the insolation. The part of absorbed solar light is used by the plants during the process of photosynthesis and the remaining part is radiated back into the atmosphere.

The major source of soil water is through the precipitation...

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