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Geomorphology of Soil Landscapes

Soil geomorphology serves two important capacities: (1) Geomorphic-based landscape models allow the segregation of the soil continuum into meaningful natural soil bodies that explain soil distribution from hillslope to continental scales. (2) It provides basic principles for understanding the geomorphic history of landscapes (e.g., spatial and time relationships among soils, landscapes, and surcial sediments).