What is soil profile?

  • (noun): A vertical section of soil from the ground surface to the parent rock.

Some articles on soil:

... Soil is a natural body consisting of layers (soil horizons) that are primarily composed of minerals which differ from their parent materials in their texture ... Soil is the end product of the influence of the climate (temperature, precipitation), relief (slope), organisms (flora and fauna), parent materials (original minerals), and time ... In engineering, soil is referred to as regolith, or loose rock material this is the 'drift deposit' lying on top of the 'solid geology' ...

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