The Pedosphere as a Hub
The Pedoshphere As A Hub
A Soil by Any Other Name ... Would Work As Hard!
Did you know that the soil has another name? It is also called the pedosphere. The word pedosphere is like the word "pedology" which means the "study of soil." A soil scientist is also referred to as a "Pedologist." There are also other global regions or "geospheres" that we call the hydrosphere (water sphere), the atmosphere (air and climate sphere), the lithosphere (rock and other geologic material sphere), and the biosphere (the sphere where life exists).
In addition to growing food, filtering water and wastes, and building structures, the soil also has a lot of other uses. It is an integrator or hub, for example, for all of the other "spheres" on earth.
To see how the pedosphere integrates the other spheres and helps them all work together, click on the pedosphere button below.
Can you think of other ways that the geospheres are connected? If so, let us know!