Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Alpine Meadow Soil

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_43

Synonym: Grass soil

Alpine meadow soil is also known as grass soil. It is an alpine soil that forms under meadow vegetation in moist and semi-humid alpine environments, usually above the forest line, where the surface layer contains a thick layer of grass roots and weak redox characteristics. These soils are mainly distributed in the eastern and southeastern parts of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau as well as in small areas to the northwest and northeast of the plateau.

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