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Results: 6 Videos

Climate and Rate of Soil Formation
Climate and Rate of Soil Formation

Two soil profiles in Hawaii demonstrate how warmer temperatures and increased rainfall can contribute to rapid rates of soil formation. View Video

How Deep Does Soil Typically Go?
How Deep Does Soil Typically Go?

On average, soil only extends about one meter below the surface. Compared to the size of the Earth, soil is just a thin veneer on the surface. View Video

Investigating Soil Composition
Investigating Soil Composition

By digging a pit in either Hawaii or Massachusetts, scientists learn about soil composition and how it is formed. View Video

Plants Help Create New Soil
Plants Help Create New Soil

Geologist Andy Kurtz describes how lichens and plants speed the process of soil accumulation. View Video

Soil Formation...
Soil Formation...

On the Big Island of Hawaii, lava from volcanoes forms new rock. Physical and chemical processes contribute to the weathering of rock into sediment and soil. View Video

The Role of Sand, Silt, and Clay Components in Soil...
The Role of Sand, Silt, and Clay Components in Soil...

Soil composition is important in determining its qualities such as flow rate, which can be demonstrated by pouring water through containers. View Video


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