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A soil of an order comprising typically saline or alkaline soils with very little organic matter, characteristic of arid regions.
- ‘The most typical aridisols occur in the Ebro Delta, in the Albacete plains (Castile-La Mancha) and in the Cabo de Gata (Almeria, Andalucia).’
- ‘North America's aridisols are found primarily west of longitude 100° W in areas of desert where water is lacking for long periods.’
- ‘Aridisols are extensive in lower elevations over the southern two-thirds of the state but are replaced in the cooler and moister higher elevations by Mollisols.’
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