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Soil Orders

Compiled by Mark Francek (more info) at Carleton College (more info) (SERC) and Central Michigan University (more info)

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Soil Orders of the World, Wiley ( This site may be offline. ) Seven different soil orders are pictured with respective horizon profiles. Alfisols, ultisols, mollisols, spodosols, vertisols, oxisols, and aridisols are represented on a world map. Inceptisols, entisols, andisols, and gelisols are left off the map. The animation is useful in correlating global temperature and precipitation patterns with soil horizon.

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