Paleosols in Israel


Paleosols are soils of the past, either buried within sedimentary sequences or persisting under changed surface conditions (Retallack, 1990). They are widespread in all regions of Israel, except the mountainous ones. Since the country had not been affected severely by the ice-ages, soil formation on exposed surfaces continued all through the Quaternary, and even older paleosols are not uncommon.


Dust Deposition Rocky Desert Calcic Horizon Dioctahedral Smectite Central Coastal Plain 
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