Unfortunately, soils are made by nature and not by man, and the products of nature are always complex…
- Transported soil: It is a soil which is transported by means of natural agencies and is far away from their origin. Sedimentary soil is an example of transported soil.
- Residual soil: It is soil, which is transformed from rock and resides where it was. An important characteristic of residual soil is that its size of grains of soil is indefinite.
- Alluvial soil: It is soil which is transported by water, say river or stream.
- Colluvial soi: It is soil transported by gravitational force. Soil, slide from a mountain falls under this category.
- Lacustrine soil: It is a type of soil which is found at the bed of a lake. This type of soil is transported by water and reached the lake’s bed. Lacustrine clay and lacustrine silt are examples.
- Aeoline soil: Wind transported soil is called Aeoline soil.
- Glacial soil: Soil transported due to glaciers is called glacial soil.
- Marine soil: Soil deposited by flowing water in sea beds is called marine soil.
- Loam: The Loam is a mixture of sand, clay, and silt.
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