Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Brown Desert Soil

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_204

Brown desert soil is found in the extreme temperate arid desert areas and develops on sandy gravel-bearing sediments left by the parent materials on slopes. The surface has obvious gravel layers, pore-like crusts, iron-stained layers, gypsum accumulation layers and salt-bearing layers. It is widely distributed in the Tianshan Mountains, west of Jiayuguan and in the Gobi Plain north of the Kunlun Mountains.

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