Physical Geography 101
Soil Development Study Guide


After the "Soil Development" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

Describe the characteristics of the following soil horizons: O, Solum, A, E, B, C, and R

What is bedrock?

Describe the following soil forming processes: enrichment, depletion, transformation

List and describe the processes of soil translocation.

How does temperature affect soil development?

How does the degree of slope affect soil development?

How does the orientation of the slope affect soil development?