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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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Soil included: two Podzols (one on the upper slope, the other on the foot slope) on Triassic sandstone under a forest of silver fir and Norway spruce in the northern Black Forest; two Cambisols (one on the upper slope, the other (Chromic) on the lower slope) on gneiss under a spruce forest in the southern Black Forest; a Stagnosol on periglacially reworked loess under a mixed forest of spruce, fir and beech; and a Luvisol on loess under a woodruff beech forest in the Kraichgau region.
However, in the riparian soils the soil type ranges rather from gleyic podzols to histosols.
The only overlapping characteristics may be found for qualifiers albic and dystric, which are common for Albeluvisols (pseudopodzolic soils) and Epigleyic and Fibrihistic Podzols (gley-podzols), and luvic, which is common for Luvisols (lessive brown soils) and Albeluvisols.
1M pyrophosphate and pyrophosphate--dithionite in comparison with oxalate as extractants of the accumulation product in podzols and some other soils.
These forests (called caatinga) from on white sand soils of extreme infertility, made up mainly of quartz podzols.
Lees, Brian G, John Stanner, David M Price and Lu Yanchou 1995 'Thermoluminescence dating of dune podzols at Cape Arnhem, northern Australia', Marine Geology 129 (1-2): 63-75.
7 761 BC Region Soil Types Bedrock Nova Scotia Brunisolic Gray Luvisols, Triassic siliciclastic Humo-Ferric Podzols.
The soils in the experimental sample plots are Gleyic Podzols on sands that show essential chemical changes in the vicinity of the industrial enterprises (Table 1).
Nearer the shore, stone artefacts, including a large notched Eocene fossiliferous chert flake suggestive of Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene age, are embedded in the hardpan unit, that in all respects resembles those developed as the B horizons in iron-humic podzols characterizing the pedology of poorly drained parts of the south coastal plain (Churchward et al.
1972; Gcbhardt 1976) but also in B horizons of Podzols (Farmer et al.