Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Solonchak

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2297

Solonchak is a type of soil with a very high salt content. In arid and semi-arid areas and areas where the groundwater table is high, evaporation causes salty groundwater to rise through the capillary pores to the surface, leading to salt accumulation.

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