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Meaning of B horizon in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF B HORIZON

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WHAT DOES B HORIZON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

B horizon

Soil horizon

A soil horizon is a layer generally parallel to the soil surface, whose physical characteristics differ from the layers above and beneath. Each soil type usually has three or four horizons. Horizons are defined in most cases by obvious physical features, chiefly colour and texture. These may be described both in absolute terms and in terms relative to the surrounding material, i.e. ‘coarser’ or ‘sandier’ than the horizons above and below. The differentiation of the regolith into distinct horizons is largely the result of influences, such as air, water, solar radiation, and plant material, originating at the soil-atmosphere interface. Since the weathering of the regolith occurs first at the surface and works its way down, the uppermost layers have been changed the most, while the deepest layers are most similar to the original regolith. Identification and description of the horizons present at a given site is the first step in soil classification at higher levels, through the use of systems such as the USDA soil taxonomy or the Australian Soil Classification. The World Reference Base for Soil Resources lists 40 diagnostic horizons.

definitionDefinition of B horizon in the English dictionary

The definition of B horizon in the dictionary is the layer of a soil profile immediately below the A horizon, containing deposits of leached material.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE B HORIZON

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B horizon horizon soil profile also called consists ____ what occurs layer generally parallel surface whose physical characteristics differ from layers above beneath each subsoil nesoil well drained soils typically yellowish brown strong color commonly referred second middle zone characterized accumulation soluble suspended organic clay iron aluminum define more sciences elibrary minerals undergoing transformations chemical alteration structure human modified landscapes processes encyclopedia britannica lies mature this small particles less inch diameter yourdictionary noun merriam webster subsurface that immediately which obtains matter illuviation distinguished interactive australian classification some shallow stony only present fissures within parent rock saprolite there should answers appendix designations necessarily lighter underlying sand silt canada glossary abgj faint mottling dominant over pedosphere mineral enrichment sesquioxides development change enchantedlearning eluviation leaching

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B层
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B horizonte
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B horizon
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बी क्षितिज
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B الأفق
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B горизонт
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horizonte B
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B horizon
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B-Horizont
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B層
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B 지평선
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B chân trời
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B orizzonte
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B horyzont
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B горизонт
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orizont B
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B ορίζοντα
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B-horison
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B-horisonten
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B horisonten
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «B HORIZON»

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Soils of arid regions
The epipedon includes part or all of the underlying B horizon if the darkening by organic matter extends down that far. The solum is the upper part of the soil profile. It shows evidence of having been altered by soil-forming processes. In a soil ...
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Soil survey
Great soil group and series Chernozem soils - Continued Spottswood Svea Wessington- Development of B horizon Texture of B horizon Weak- Weak- Weak- Sandy loam to clay loam. Loam to clay loam. Sandy loam to clay loam. Inches 24- 30 ...
autorUnited States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, 1964
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Agronomic Handbook: Management of Crops, Soils and Their ...
AB — A horizon with characteristics of both an overlying A horizon and an underlying B horizon, but which is more like the A than the B EB — A horizon with characteristics of both an overlying E horizon and an underlying B horizon, but which ...
autorJ. Benton Jones, Jr., 2002
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Soil survey
They have a strongly developed profile that is deeper and has somewhat stronger chroma in the lower B horizon than the profile of typical Gray- Brown Podzolic soils that were derived from similar material. These intergrades have a thin, ...
autorUnited States. Bureau of Soils, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, 1967
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Geological Survey Professional Paper
1 73.9 21.0 6 Apl -horizon .0319 0 *88.2 1 1.8 9 .0841 *4 5. 7 37.9 16.4 13 Ash 3.39 45.9 44.2 9.9 12 Apl-horizon 141 *75.4 12.6 12.0 47 B-horizon 23.7 27. 5 * 68.2 4.3 35 Ash .183 *84. 1 13.2 2.7 16 Apl-horizon 22.0 65.0 *35.0 0 53 B- horizon ...
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Soil Survey Reports
The second, or B, horizon commences abruptly below the A horizon and consists of heavy plastic clay ranging from 12 to 24 inches in thickness. The third, or C, horizon consists of the parent materials that may be either more friable than, or as  ...
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Handbook of Soil Sciences: Properties and Processes, Second ...
... Luvisols Soils with a well-developed, partially light colored eluvial horizon penetrating a textural B horizon Truncated Luvisols Soils with a textural B horizon but lacking an eluvial horizon Magnesisols Magnesisols Soils with non- calcareous, ...
autorPan Ming Huang, Yuncong Li, Malcolm E. Sumner, 2011
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Glossary of Soil Science Terms 2008
AB-A horizon with characteristics of both an overlying A horizon and an underlying B horizon, but which is more like the A than the B. EB-A horizon with characteristics of both an overlying E horizon and an underlying B horizon, but which is ...
autorSoil Science Society of America, 2008
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The B horizon is 18 to 35 percent clay. It is mildly alkaline or moderately alkaline. Nunn series The Nunn series consists of deep, well drained, slowly permeable soils on dissected plains and stream terraces. These soils formed in calcareous ...
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Soil Genesis and Classification
Abbreviated Brazilian Critcria* Darkening of upper B horizon Grayish B horizon Ycllowish B horizon Rcddish B horizon Ycllowish-rcd B horizon YcIIowish-rcd B horizon High carbon-content segment of Umbric epipedon (Humic) Erratic carbon  ...
autorStanley W. Buol, R.J. Southard, R.C. Graham, 2011
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «B HORIZON»

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Northern Empire and Sonoro Complete Phase 1 Hilltop Exploration …
... Ancaster, Ontario (524 B horizon soils). Quality assurance and quality control procedures include the systematic insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates ... «Junior Mining Network, Jun 15»
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Bill Barrett Corporation Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial and …
... pads in the northern portion of the Northeast Wattenberg position and were all drilled into the Niobrara B horizon with 55 stage completions. «PR Newswire, May 15»
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Real estate transactions
... Yee Fung Chau Revocable Trust to Clark John Rudolph Jr, Gezer Denise F, Lot 11 Blk B Horizon, O.R. Book 02560 Page 2121, March 17. «Bradenton Herald, Mar 15»
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Soil pit study tells the story of soil structure
Subsoil, or the B horizon, is very important for accumulating rain water and material that leaches down. The substratum, or C horizon, is rarely ... «Minnesota Farm Guide, Oct 14»
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Serinus Energy Suspends Luba-1 Well in Brunei's Block L
In addition to evaluating the primary target (B Horizon), it was intended that the Luba-1 well would also evaluate the shallower R Horizon. «Rigzone, Dec 13»
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Serinus Spuds Luba-1 Exploration Well at Brunei Block L
In addition to evaluating the primary target (B Horizon), the Luba-1 well will also evaluate the shallower R Horizon. Both horizons are located in ... «Rigzone, Nov 13»
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Soil as food, and a cake
B horizon: This layer forms underneath O and A horizons and has undergone many changes. Typically, this layer has accumulation of materials ... «Imperial Valley News, Oct 12»
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Update on REE Exploration - Pope's Hill / MRT Properties, Labrador
A total of 316, B horizon, soil samples were taken and submitted to the laboratory. Limited trenching is also testing two areas with exposed ... «Canada NewsWire, Oct 11»
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06/19 - Real estate transactions
$117,400 Hsbc Bank Usa to Craig Paul, Craig Phyllis, Craig Troy, Craig Elizabeth, Lot 12 Blk B Horizon, O.R. Book 02382 Page 0120, June 9. «Bradenton Herald, Jun 11»
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TNM's Mining Persons of the Year Shawn Ryan and Cathy Wood …
Usually, soils are taken from the B horizon, which is the top six inches of the soil profile. Ryan realized that, over millions of years, any rocks that ... «The Northern Miner, Dec 10»
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