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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Environmental soil physics.
San Diego, CA : Academic Press, ©1998
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Daniel Hillel; Arthur W Warrick; Ralph S Baker; Cynthia Rosenzweig
|ISBN:||9780080544151 0080544150 1281024988 9781281024985|
|Description:||1 online resource (xxvii, 771 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||Basic Relationships: General Physical Characteristics of Soils. Properties of Water in Relation to Porous Media. The Solid Phase: Particle Sizes and Specific Surface. Nature and Behavior of Clay. Soil Structure and Aggregation. The Liquid Phase: Content and Potential of Soil Water. Flow of Water in Saturated Soil. Flow of Water in Unsaturated Soil. Movement of Solutes and Soil Salinity. The Gaseous Phase: Content and Composition of Soil Air. Movement and Exchange of Gases in the Soil Composite Phenomena: Soil Temperature and Heat Flow. Soil Dynamics: Stress, Strain, and Strength. The Field Water Cycle: Entry of Water into Soil. Surface Runoff and Water Erosion. Redistribution of Water in Soil. Groundwater Drainage and Pollution. Evaporation From Bare Soil and Wind Erosion. Soil-Plant-Water Relations: Uptake of Soil Moisture by Plants. Water Balance and Energy Balance in The Field. Irrigation and Water-Use Efficiency. Appendices: Spatial Variability. Applications of Soil Physics to Remediation of Hazardous Waste Sites. Representing the Land Surface in Global Climate Models. Bibliography. Index.|
|Responsibility:||Daniel Hillel ; with contributions by A.W. Warrick, R.S. Baker, C. Rosenzweig.|
"...This text would make a valuable reference book for anyone working with soils in an environment context. The undertaking of this book by the author greatly serves a new age of environmental soil