Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Bog Soil

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_189

Bog soil is formed by the accumulation of a thick layer of organic matter under long-term or seasonal water accumulation and wet conditions. The soil is characterised by peat and slime layers and is neutral or slightly acidic. The organic matter content of the peat and slime layers is less than 200 g/kg. Soils less than 50 cm thick are classified as swamp soil, which is an intrazonal soil commonly found in low-lying areas.

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