as Bodenprofil is designated a perpendicular cut effected from the earth's surface by a soil body. The profile mostly above begins with an edition horizon (O-horizon), among them follows the frequently humose A-horizon, which mostly transformed from one by decomposition and/or misalignment procedures B-horizon is under-stored. The Bodenprofil changes downward mostly vaguely into the unverwitterte output rock . On the basis a profile section then the different soil horizons , the type of soil and further soil parameters can be determined.
In the soils outside of the Tropics the intensity of the decomposition is comparatively small, whyhere the Bodenprofile mostly depths from 1 m to 2 m (frequently 1.3 m) reach. They reflect the most important chemical and physical changes, like material relocating, structure formation and decomposition.
In the Tropics, where the decomposition processes and thus the soil formation by far more intensively and deeply more seizing run off, it can Bodenprofile up to several dozen of meter of depth developed its.