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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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What are eluviation and illuviation, and what is the resulting impact on soil for each if these processes that are carried to an extreme?

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The eluviation and illuviation and the resulting impact on soil for each if these processes were carried to extreme.

Explanation

The downward percolating water is known as gravitational water. The gravitational water carries some solid components of soil such as silt and clay which is termed as eluviation. It tends to the development of coarser texture at the top soils. Hence, the ability to hold the water by the top soil is reduced...

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