Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_92

A chain, string, or connected series of soils, related by their sequence in a landscape. Synonymous in part with toposequence chronosequence. The variability of soils in a topographic sequence is a function of gradient and position on the slope (Birkeland, 1999, p 235).

Bibliography

  1. Birkeland, P.W., 1999. Soils and Geomorphology, 3rd edn. New York: Oxford University Press, 430 pp.Google Scholar

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