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Geosciences LibreTexts

1: Introduction to Soil Science and Soil Formation

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  • Learning Objectives

    • To recognize the variety of sub-disciplines that exist within soil science
    • To define “soil”
    • To understand the primary soil forming factors and processes
    • To learn the concepts and methods used for identifying and describing soils (color, structure, texture)

    GOAL: To better understand the concepts of soil formation and applications of methods for describing and identifying soils

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