Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Relief

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_480

The changes in elevation over a landscape. Relief is considered to be one of the five principal factors of soil formation and a catena of soils that varies solely (or essentially so) as a function of relief, is called a toposequence.

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