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 (pŏd′zô-lĭ-zā′shən) also pod·sol·i·za·tion (pŏd′sô-)
1. The process by which soils are depleted of bases and become acidic.
2. The development of a podzol.


(ˌpɒdzɒlaɪˈzeɪʃən) ,






(Geological Science) the process by which the upper layer of a soil becomes acidic through the leaching of bases which are deposited in the lower horizons
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Lundstrom US, Breemen N, Jongmans AG (1995) Evidence for microbial decomposition of organic acids during podzolization.
Estonian pedo-ecological conditions are favourable for the formation of soil resulting from organic carbon accumulation in topsoil and the leaching of nutrients by podzolization (Reintam 1998).
Podzolization is the downward movement of cations and organic matter through a soil profile (Buol et al.
Soil development rates in the ridges were assessed through solum thickness, soil pH measurements, soil color determinations, Soil Taxonomy classification and podzolization index value calculations based on the soil colors.
The prevailing soils on Estonian coastal dunes are Podzols of varying level of podzolization (Koresaar, 2003a, b).
Blume H-P, Schneider D, Bolter M (1996) Organic matter accumulation in and podzolization of antarctic soils.
When a soil is subject to percolation of excess water through the soil profile, in cold environments where the parent material is sandy and nutrient-poor, the process of podzolization occurs.
Changes in soil properties across the dune chronosequence illustrate classic patterns of soil organic matter accumulation and soil podzolization (e.
Podzolization will cause a natural acidity in the soil as can be seen in chronosequences of podzol development (Singleton and Lavkulich 1987, Bowman 1989).
1986) reported that the content of monomeric phenolics in soil is related to the stage of soil podzolization.