The basic unit of classification, consisting of soils that are essentially alike in all major profile characteristics.
a named soil type that has unique physical and chemical characteristics
a naturally occurring entity on the landscape
a part of the landscape with similarities among its properties such as color, texture, arrangement of soil horizons, and depth to bedrock
A group of soils with similar profiles derived from similar materials under similar conditions of developments, but differing in other characteristics, e.g., texture. Cf. Soil type ( BCFT).
the finest level of soil classification, roughly equivalent to species.
A group of soils having horizons similar in differentiating characteristics and arrangement in the soil profile, except for texture of the surface horizon.