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SOIL. The superficies of the earth on which buildings are erected, or may be erected.
     2. The soil is the principal, and the building, when erected, is the accessory. Vide Dig. 6, 1, 49.

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The dry consistence of the surface soil was slightly hard, except Pedon A-5, which had hard consistence (Table 2), whereas the moist and wet consistencies were friable and sticky/plastic, respectively.
After about 185 years of cultivation, the relief was largely smoothed, and majority of soil pedons were reduced due to erosion or overbuilt by accumulation.
The authors acknowledge the National Soil Survey Laboratory staff involved in pedon analysis and Michael Goss, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), for his assistance in field sampling.
From an analysis of 138 pedons from the Arctic Coastal Plain near Barrow, Alaska, we were able to delineate the upper boundary of the transition zone in 78% and the lower boundary in 70% of the pedons.
The top 20 cm of twelve pedons were sampled for bulk density, total carbon, nitrogen, and particle size analyses.
Liu H, Lin H (2015) Frequency and control of subsurface preferential flow: from pedon to catchment scales.
The plain slope decreases from east to west while parent materials are transferred and sedimented from upper lands and around (east, pedon 1) to the center and west of the plain (pedon 12).
Reginato, "Gamma radiation measurements of bulk density changes in a soil pedon following irrigation," Soil Science Society of America Proceedings, vol.
Quantitative parameters for characterization of soil groups (soil organic carbon and organic matter pools, agrochemical parameters, pedometrics of soil profiles) were taken from the database 'Pedon' formed mainly on the basis of our research (Kolli 1987), from the serial edition Soils of the Estonian SSR in Numbers (EAP 1989) and other published works on the studied soils (Asi et al.
The quantitative characteristics of humus status of soils and annual phytomass fluxes of plant cover originate from the soil profile horizons database (DB) 'Pedon' and humus status research transect DB 'Catena'.
Pedon analysis was carried out in soil pits at each site including detailed profile description and sampling of soil from each genetic horizon using standard field study methods (Soil Survey Division Staff 1993; Kheoruenromne 1999).
Mike Pedon scored the Stratford points with a try and a conversion.