Explores soil as a nexus for water, chemicals, and biologically coupled nutrient cycling
Soil is a narrow but critically important zone on Earth’s surface. It is the interface for water and carbon recycling from above and part of the cycling of sediment and rock from below.
Hydrogeology, Chemical Weathering, and Soil Formation places chemical weathering and soil formation in its geological, climatological, biological and hydrological perspective.
Volume highlights include:
•The evolution of soils over 3.25 billion years
•Basic processes contributing to soil formation
•How chemical weathering and soil formation relate to water and energy fluxes
•The role of pedogenesis in geomorphology
•Relationships between climate soils and biota
•Soils, aeolian deposits, and crusts as geologic dating tools
•Impacts of land-use change on soils
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