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 (pŏd′zôl′) also pod·sol (-sôl′)
A leached soil formed mainly in cool, humid climates.

[Russian : pod, under; see ped- in Indo-European roots + zola, ashes; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

pod·zol′ic adj.


(ˈpɒdzɒl) or


(Geological Science) a type of soil characteristic of coniferous forest regions having a greyish-white colour in its upper leached layers
[C20: from Russian: ash ground, from pod ground + zola ashes]
podˈzolic, podˈsolic adj
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Noun1.podzol - a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetationpodzol - a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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1983) can be applied to many pedogenic processes such as carbonate leaching from upper soil horizons and accumulation below, clay illuviation and podzolisation.
Soil development along an altitudinal transect in a Bolivian tropical montane rainforest: Podzolisation vs.
This is similar to the process seen in podzolisation where weathering of micas into smectites can occur (Righi et al.
Early stages of podzolisation in young aeolian sediments, western Jutland, Catena 32:11 5-129.
This is because transport of soluble or pseudo-soluble organic matter is the driving force of a proposed mechanism of podzolisation (Duchaufour 1998, p.
The restinga soil from Cardoso Island is a sandy, very acidic soil in which podzolisation is the main pedogenic process Gomes et al.
2000a) suggested that the occurrence and intensity of podzolisation is determined by microclimate, parent materials, and soil microbial effects.
Falsone G, Celi L, Caimi A, Simonov G, Bonifacio E (2012) The effect of clear cutting on podzolisation and soil carbon dynamics in boreal forests (Middle Taiga zone, Russia).