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Soil Horizon Animation
With this animation you can see soil develop
right before your eyes. Watch the organic matter cover the soil surface and become the organic horizon. Below that horizon are several others which have specific characteristics. Learn what comprises each horizon and how it interacts with the other layers. This animation contains an explanation for six different horizons although there are nine major horizons. You’ll get the idea of how soil is formed and what it is made up of by watching this depiction.