State Factor Climate

  • Hans Jenny
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 37)


To begin with a historical note, the documented recognition of climate as a molder of soil is but a century old, though earlier de Saussure had suggested in his Voyages dans les Alpes (1796) that climate is responsible for variations in contents of soil organic matter.


Soil Organic Matter Moisture Index Tall Grass Prairie Desert Shrub Soil Genesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Jenny
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  1. 1.Department of Plant and Soil Biology, College of Natural ResourcesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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