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The name "vadose" for one of the Earth's soil layers comes from a Latin word meaning what?

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The name "vadose" for one of the Earth's soil layers comes from a Latin word meaning what?
posted Feb 8, 2017 by Mohammad

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The vadose zone, also termed the unsaturated zone, is the part of Earth between the land surface and the top of the phreatic zone, the position at which the groundwater (the water in the soil's pores) is at atmospheric pressure ("vadose" is from the Latin for "shallow").

answer Sep 6, 2019 by Trinity King
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