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Climatic Factors In Soil Formation

Climate is one of the most important factors affecting the formation of soil. Warmer temperatures and an abundance of water have a tendency to speed up the formation of soil, in some cases rather dramatically. Whereas cooler temperatures and less precipitation slow down soil formation.

Climate Effects Soil Development

As a result, warm, humid locations tend to have a richer and deeper soil than do cooler more arid landscapes.