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TERROIR [1 record]

Record 1 2005-01-17

English

Subject field(s)
  • Soils (Agriculture)
DEF

The naturally occurring unconsolidated material on the surface of the earth that has been influenced by parent material, climate (including the effects of moisture and temperature), macro and micro-organisms, and relief, all acting over a period of time to produce [material] that may differ from the material from which it was derived in many physical, chemical, mineralogical, biological, and morphological properties.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sols (Agriculture)
CONT

Le sol est la couche externe de la croûte terrestre caractérisée par la présence de nombreux êtres vivants. Il est le siège d'un échange intense de matière et d'énergie entre l'air, l'eau et les roches. Le sol, en tant que partie de l'écosystème terrestre, occupe une position clé dans les cycles globaux des matières.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Suelos (Agricultura)
DEF

Formación superficial de la tierra, de estructura móvil y espesor variable, que se forma por alteración de la roca madre subyacente y por la degradación de la materia orgánica presente.

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