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The mineral composition of hot and cold desert soils

Arid ecosystems

Auteurs :
SINGER, A.
BLUME, H.-P.
BERKOWICZ, S.M.

Description :
The mineralogy-determining processes in both hot and cold desert soils are similar. The major process is accumulation and profile redistribution of soluble salts. Release of Fe-oxides and their redistribution within the soil matrix is a minor process. Weathering and clay mineral formation and their sequential development exhibit similar patterns but are of only limited extent.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena Verlag: Advances in geoecology, 1995, n°. 28, p. 13-28, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 33 ref.

Date :
1995

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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