Then, in consequence of rainwash
sedimentation, the territory was covered by pedosediments fMa (547-585 cm) having the character of pellet sands.
However, where bioturbation is coupled to other soil movement processes such as rainwash
, and/or where the biomixing depth function varies with depth and/or where the incorporation of other constituents such as organic matter also varies with depth, horizonisation is expected (e.
Effect of antecedent soil moisture content on rainwash
Biomixing may also develop an earthy fabric and, in conjunction with rainwash
, may also lead to the coarsening in textures at the near surface (Paton et al.
Firstly, the positioning, stability, and texture of the proteoid root mat mitigates the effectiveness of rainwash
Although this lag material would remain susceptible to erosion by rainwash
, it is inferred that the presence of the coherent, persistent root mat establishes a physical limit to the depth of soil over which erosive processes operate.