soil profile

/ˈsɔɪl proʊfaɪl/ (say 'soyl prohfuyl)

a cross-section of the earth in a particular location revealing the layers from the top layer containing the most organic matter to the bottom layer containing unweathered rocks.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Soil morphology — is the field observable attributes of the soil within the various soil horizons and the description of the kind and arrangement of the horizons. [cite book | last = Buol | first = Stanley W. | authorlink = | coauthors = Southard, Randal J.,… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil science — is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and… …   Wikipedia

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