Reflections on the Nature of Soil and Its Biomantle

@article{Johnson2005ReflectionsOT,
  title={Reflections on the Nature of Soil and Its Biomantle},
  author={D. L. Johnson and J. Domier and D. N. Johnson},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  year={2005},
  volume={95},
  pages={11 - 31}
}
  • D. L. Johnson, J. Domier, D. N. Johnson
  • Published 2005
  • Geology
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
  • Abstract Apart from the engineering approach to soil as movable regolith, most specialists who study soil view it as a plant-linked, land-only, and Earth-only entity whose character and properties are explained by a mix of four environmental factors—climate, organisms, relief, and parent material—that operate over time. These factors function to produce soil, where S=f (cl, o, r, p, t …). This relationship constitutes the five-factors, “clorpt,” explanatory model of soil formation that lends… CONTINUE READING
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