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Polish Journal of Soil Science
wydawca:Instytut Agrofizyki
im. B. Dobrzańskiego
PAN w Lublinie
ISSN: 0079-2985


vol. 39, nr. 2 (2006)

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Pedogenetic conditions of retention and filtration in soils formed from slope covers on the example of a selected catena in the Pieniny Mts
Tomasz Zaleski1, Andrzej Kacprzak2, Katarzyna Maj2
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1 T. Zaleski, DSc.; Department of Soil Science and Soil Protection, University of Agriculture, Al. Mickiewicza 21, 31-120 Cracow
2 A. Kacprzak, DSc., K. Maj, MSc.; Department of Pedology and Soil Geography, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Cracow, Poland

vol. 39 (2006), nr. 2, pp. 185-195
streszczenie: The presented studies show the important role of slope covers, which often differ in their properties from the underlying bedrock, and in the formation of the studied soil profiles and the occurrence of discontinuities within the parent soil material. The observed regularities affect the analysed physical properties, particularly as regards the amount of retention and filtration in the genetic horizons developed within the slope deposits zone (slope cover) and in the zone of rock weathered in situ (residuum). The diverse properties of the two zones determine both moisture and water movement in a soil profile as well as within the soil cover of the whole slope.