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Relation Ship Sbetween Geology, Mor Phology and Soil Associations of Bichena Area ( S. E. GOJAM )

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dc.contributor.author Ayalew, Teklewold
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-11T06:43:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-11T06:43:21Z
dc.date.issued 1981-10
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/7801
dc.description.abstract The study investigates the extent of influence of the geolog- ical history , essentially parent rock * topography and time , on soil formation and distribution in Bichena , Southeastern Gojjam * Lithostratigraphy of the Mesozoic sedimentary sequence and Cenozoic volcanics is described * An attempt has been made to reconstruct the morphologic evolution of the area * Four soil mapping units in close relationship with the parent material and geomorphology have been differentiated: Vertisol, Mollisol, Alfisol and Entisol Orders 0 The soils are found to assume different states when the above considered soil forming factors are changed * The vertisol development from aphanitic basalts is determined by the evolution of the structural plateau geomorphic surface through lateral planation, which has allowed for two cycles of pedogenesis* The Mollisols have developed from porphyritic plagio- clase-Olivine basalt* These indicate that soil parent materials with similar mineralogy give way to soil varieties * A lateral variat- ion in some soil properties of the Mollisol order is found to be strongly explained in terms of the slope gradient * The study shows that the Plio-Pleistocene neotectonic uplift and subsequent develop- ment of a deep canyon including morphogenetic threshold slopes has resulted in lack of sufficient time for pedogenic horizons to develop in Alfisols and Entisols * en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa Universty en_US
dc.subject Bichena en_US
dc.title Relation Ship Sbetween Geology, Mor Phology and Soil Associations of Bichena Area ( S. E. GOJAM ) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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