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ped·o·gen·e·sis 1

The process of soil formation.

pe·do·gen·e·sis 2


pe′do·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.


(ˌpɛdəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or


(Geological Science) of, relating to, or involving pedogenesis
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1) Identify pedogenic processes that have taken place and pedogenic thresholds that have been crossed;
It is covered by root traces and was subjected to pedogenic conditions, because some of the roots overgrow the shell which is covered by an iron crust.
5 m is composed of interbedded, laminated grey mudrocks and blocky greenish-grey mudrocks, both of which appear to have been overprinted by pedogenic processes.
The soil is built under the interaction of pedogenic processes, which are themselves affected by pedogenic factors.
5-1m) and well-preserved pedogenic features of the palaeosol indicate that pedogenesis was slow and took place under forest cover, consistent with the regional data from pollen analysis (Pross et al.
2004) indicated that soil properties such as surface area, cation exchange capacity, and the pedogenic oxide content of bulk soil mineral phases are largely determined by the clay fractions, which consequently control the adsorption of NOM on soils.
Heavy metals (HM) occur naturally in soil, normally in low amounts, as result of weathering or other pedogenic processes acting on geological bedrock, where soils develop.
Naturally, these elements could be introduced into soil via the breakdown of metal-rich parent materials by pedogenic processes as well as the presence of mineralization or geothermal fluids.
The clay content of a soil may originate from parent material, from surface influx, and/or by pedogenic processes, such as weathering and translocation within the soil profile.
The pedogenic soils are composed of approximately 90% kaolinite and up to 10% calcite with traces of illite and crystalline quartz.
Two radiometric dates (33,440 [+ or -] 1060 and 21,660 [+ or -] 120 years BP) as well as stratigraphic and pedogenic relationships indicate that Glacial Lake Licking was impounded in the late Wisconsinan and that gorge cutting occurred relatively early during the last glacial maximum.
Papers discuss the recognition of stratigraphical surfaces in shallow to marginal marine depositional systems and in non-marine systems; the use of the ichnofacies concept to determine paleobathymetry; the study of ichnofabrics as developed in sedimentary rocks through pedogenic and biogenic processes; ichnological interpretation of ancient depositional environments (from deep water to non-marine settings), and the change of trace fossil assemblages over time.