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Summary Introduction to soil geography

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  • 1 What is soil?

  • 1.1 Soil defined

  • How is the soil covering most of the Earth referred as?
    Pedosphere
  • What is the name of the unconsolidated material and weathered rock resting upon solid bedrock?
    Regolith
  • Which are the 5  most important soil-forming factors of the CLORPT model?
    Climate, organisms, relief, parent material and time
  • 1.2 The global significance of soils

  • Which ecosystem service provide living spaces for plants or animals?
    Supporting service
  • Which ecosystem service provide the material or energy outputs?
    Provisioning service
  • Which ecosystem service provide ecosystems by acting as regulation?
    Regulation service
  • 2 Geological processes, parent materials and landscapes

  • 2.1.1 The Earth's crust

  • Of Which rock does the 5-10 km oceanic crust consist?
    Basalt
  • Of which rock does the 5-50 km continental crust consist?
    Granite
  • 2.1.2 Minerals

  • Are the minerals quartz and feldspar light or dark mineral?
    Light minerals
  • 2.1.3 Rocks of the Earth

  • Rocks originating from solidifying magma are called?
    Igneous rocks
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