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A sticky, bluish-gray subsurface layer of clay found in some waterlogged soils.
[Russian dialectal gleĭ, clay.]
gley (ɡleɪ) or
(Physical Geography) a bluish-grey compact sticky soil occurring in certain humid regions
[C20: from Russian glei clay]
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The main soil-forming processes in these soils are ferrolysis with Fe-segregation, deferritization and surface gleying
The difference in the moisture scalars of the two matrices is that in the soil cover matrix there is an additional stage between fresh and moist stages where the soils with weakly developed gleying
features are located.
Eg = by gleying
, El = by lessivation, Ep = by podzolization