Texture and Mineralogy of Soils with Repeated Additions of Pyroclastics

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1984
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Kenya Soil Survey
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From the Tertiary period Kenya has experienced repeated episodes of volcanicity, resulting to a large part of the country being covered by volcanic rocks. Soils developed on the volcanic rocks per se (for example Nitosols and Andosols) have been studied widely. But the buried soils (paleosols), which had developed before the deposition of the volcanic rocks have received very little emphasis. Little is also known of the soils developed on the overburden of volcanic rocks (surface soils), which in many cases have two or more parent materials. This study was conducted to determine the effect on soil texture and mineralogy by repeated additions of pyroclastics.
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