Translation of Micromorphological Terminology Used in "Handbook for Soil Thin Section Description [Bullock, et al., 1985]"
Micromorphology is a branch of science in soil science. In micromorphological studies, soil samples are first prepared as a thin slice (with various methods), then the phenomena inside are examined using a microscope. By knowing the composition, shape, orientation, distribution patterns, structures, etc., the phenomena that occur can be interpreted, both regarding the composition of the soil, the relationship between components and the dynamics of the process that has been, moderate or expected to occur in the soil. Thus, micromorphology can and is very prospective to be developed and applied for various uses outside the field of soil science.
Department of Soil Science and Land Resources Departemen Ilmu Tanah dan Sumberdaya Lahan, Faculty of Agriculture Fakultas Pertanian, IPB University