By Donald L. Sparks
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He also proposed to simulate soil in the form of layers more or less organized parallel to the parent material. For instance, within the soil profile the rate of weathering should decrease with depth, whereas the bulk density should increase. Huggett (1975) stated that in terms of landscape evolution contours that concave downslope should lead to convergent flow lines and convex contours should lead to divergent flow lines and that flow should tend to converge in hollows and diverge over spurs.
Chronofunctions have been applied to explain soil formation along linear and nonlinear functions, that is, exponential, polynomial, or sigmoidal behavior. However, we learned that the formation of soil from parent materials was predominantly explained by two 44 Uta Stockmann et al. concepts: (1) the exponential soil production model and (2) the humped soil production model. More recently, sophisticated laboratory methods have made it possible to verify and parameterize the concept of exponential decline of soil formation with increasing soil thickness, using field data over millennial timescales.
Results from studies comparing the rate of chemical and physical weathering in situ showed that chemical weathering rates were generally lower, accounting for less than 50% of the total weathering rate. 14 mm yr21. 3. How fast are rates of soil turnover occurring in the soil profile, and what influence do they have on pedogenesis? We learned that mixing rates of soil are much faster than rates of soil production from parent materials. 6 mm yr21 were recorded, and we assumed that the rates of bioturbation exceed SPRs by up to three orders of magnitude.
Advances in Agronomy, Vol. 113 by Donald L. Sparks