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Soils at Imaggeo: ‘Lithic Rhodoxeralf’, by Jorge Mataix-Solera

This soil profile is a Lithic Rhodoxeralf (Soil taxonomy), Chromic Luvisol (World Reference Base for Soil Resources), commonly called Terra rossa. The picture was shot in Located in Alicante (SE Spain). Click the picture for more information, contact data and … Continue reading

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Photography as a tool for teaching support in geosciences. An example for soil sciences: the colour of the age

Jorge Mataix-Solera GEA – Grupo de Edafología Ambiental Departamento de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente. Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Alicante, Spain http://www.jorgemataix.com Teaching in geoscience currently is easier than decades ago. Lots of tools can support the lectures in the classrooms, … Continue reading

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Terra rossa

Antonio Jordán University of Sevilla, Spain The term “terra rossa” comes from the Italian for “red soil” or “red earth”. Although terra rossa exists in other places in the world, these soils are common in areas with Mediterranean-type climates: alternation … Continue reading

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