Most frequent soil type

The upper layers of the soil developed from many different rock materials under the influence of climate and fauna. Solid rock and rock parts of all sizes were worn down by rivers or glaciers and over thousands of years crumbled and decomposed to form the soil as it is now. These processes are still going on and in Swiss soils changes in composition and thickness of soil layers occur in most

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Main soil type

Tags: Nature and Environment, Soil, Soil properties, Soils
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Time: 2008