Story: Soils

Soil disturbance and rejuvenation

Soil disturbance and rejuvenation

Landslides end the life of the original soil profile, and start two new soils – one on the slope that has lost the original soil, and the other at the foot of the slope. This landslide occurred beside the Mātakitaki River during the Murchison earthquake. A number of subsequent small slips are evident, as is the changed course of the river.

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Diversity and uniqueness', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12302/soil-disturbance-and-rejuvenation (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007