lithosol


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lithosol

(ˈlɪθəˌsɒl)
n
(Geological Science) chiefly US a type of azonal soil consisting chiefly of unweathered or partly weathered rock fragments, usually found on steep slopes
[C20: from litho- + Latin solum soil]
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Geomorphology in the region corresponds to a young Karst tectonic system, classified as an undulating structural plain with dissolution and denudation, where characteristic soils are Lithosol, Rendzine and Cambisol, at an approximated altitude of 20 masl (Bautista-Zuniga, Batllori, Palacio, Ortiz, & Castillo, 2005).
99[grados]37' W, foret tropicale caducifoliee, lithosol sur lutites, 3.
When Lithosol soils are dominant in a district, farmers tend to choose mixed rainfed farms more often but when Vertisol soils are dominant, farmers choose mixed irrigated farms less often.
Lithosol terrain is composed of rocky soils overlaying basalt bedrock, sparse vegetation and reduced growth forms of the dominant plant species: stiff sage (Artemisia rigida) and thyme leaf buckwheat (Eriogonum thymoides).
Local soils have been classified as lithosol, and vegetation as forest fragments dominated by pine and oak (INEGI, 2000).
Such steps are made of a small outcrop of densely fissured hard rock, a small cliff as tall as the hard rock is thick, and a fiat area with shallow, stony Brown Lithosol (Dan et al.
Approximately 70% of the ground surface is unvegetated; the soil is a lithosol, pH 6.
The parent material of the soil along the slopes is of Eolian origin enriched by weathering of the parent rock, The soil is classified as a Brown Lithosol.
Its geological history belongs to Mesozoic era and the main soil type is Lithosol and Rendzina.