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Bulgarian Journal of Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Ecology
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Umbrisols formation in the region of Botev peak and Golyam Kademlia peak in the Balkan mountains
Nikolay Achkov, Simeon Nedyalkov, Ilia Iliev, Nikolay Popov, Rositsa Ilieva
Abstract: The Umbrisols profiles formed in the alpine woodless Balkan Mountains zone was investigated. The contemporary soil formation process takes place in cold, humid alpine climate conditions, in strong acid environment (acid rocks and mesophyte grass vegetation, produces residue of acid pH. In this environment the soil freezing is shallow, relatively short, the soil weathering processes are slightly intensive, occur in aerobic conditions, forming undeveloped profiles with horizons morphologic sequence type of (Аh-А-АС-D) on the summit and (Аh-А-АC-СD-D) on the adjoining slopes.
Keywords: acid shallow soils; alpine environment; the Balkan Mountains; Umbrisols
Date published: 2018-05-14
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