Story: Soils

Layers of volcanic ash (2nd of 2)

Layers of volcanic ash

This soil profile beside the Desert Road in the central North Island shows the many volcanic showers and associated materials that have been deposited there over the last 20,000 years.

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Soil features', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007