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HOST Class 19

Hydrology of Soil Types page image
hard, coherent rock within one metre of the soil surface.
undulating, glacially scoured lowlands, in the high undulating mountain plateaux, and on summits with shallow frost-shattered debris and patterned ground. A wide range of slopes from gentle to very steep, but the land is invariably rocky or bouldery with well developed roches moutonnees in the Machars of Wigtonshire.
freely drained brown earths, humus-iron podzols, subalpine soils and alpine soils (oroarctic soils).
some mixed arable and dairy farming but mainly semi-natural grassland and moorland with occasional areas of broadleaved woodland and conifer plantations in the lowlands. Alpine azalea, lichens and sedges on the mountain tops.
flow is vertical unsaturated flow with some lateral flow along the soil/rock interface.

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