Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Calcareous Soils

  • Ward Chesworth
  • Marta Camps Arbestain
  • Felipe Macías
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_83
Calcareous soils as defined here are the soils that fall between the near neutral soils and the alkaline soils (Figure C1) in redox‐pH space. They straddle the calcite fence of the pedogenic grid (Figure C2). The fence itself marks the pH zone below which calcite dissolves and above which it precipitates, by the reaction
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  • Ward Chesworth
  • Marta Camps Arbestain
  • Felipe Macías

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