Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_101

A sequence of soils in which the dominant variable accounting for any physical, chemical and biological differences has been the duration in time over which the sequence has developed. (Birkeland, 1999, p 178).


  1. Birkeland, Peter W., 1999. Soils and geomorphology. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 430 pp.Google Scholar

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