gleization

gleization

(ɡleɪˈzeɪʃən) or

gleisation

n
(Physical Geography) the formation of gley
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By noting the presence or absence of gleization (a process involving the reduction of iron in saturated soils, commonly indicated by black Fe-Mn films and mottlings), and the concentration and character of clay coatings, it is possible to recognize four types of B horizons.
The reduction and leaching of iron, which commonly leaves behind zones of grey (low chroma) depletions, is termed gleization.