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Hydropedology: Synergistic Integration of Soil Science and Hydrology

By: Henry Lin (Editor)

844 pages, 44 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Jul 2012 | #198588 | ISBN-13: 9780123869418
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NHBS Price: £76.00 $93/€85 approx

About this book

Hydropedology is a microcosm for what is happening in Soil Science. Once a staid discipline found in schools of agriculture devoted to increasing crop yield, soil science is transforming itself into an interdisciplinary mulch with great significance not only for food production but also climate change, ecology, preservation of natural resources, forestry, and carbon sequestration. Hydropedology: Synergistic Integration of Soil Science and Hydrology brings together pedology (soil characteristics) with hydrology (movement of water) to understand and achieve the goals now associated with modern soil science. This is the first book of its kind in the market. It is highly interdisciplinary, involving new thinking and synergistic approaches. It includes stimulating case studies that demonstrate the need for hydropedology in various practical applications. Future directions and new approaches are presented to advance this emerging interdisciplinary science.


Part I Overviews and Fundamentals
1. Hydropedology: Addressing Fundamentals and Building Bridges to Understand Complex Pedologic and Hydrologic Interactions
2. Understanding Soil Architecture and Its Functional Manifestation across Scales
3. Preferential Flow in a Pedological Perspective
4. Preferential Flow Dynamics and Plant Rooting Systems
5. Redoximorphic Features as Related to Soil Hydrology and Hydric Soils
6. Subaqueous Soils: Pedogenesis, Mapping, and Applications
7. Quantifying Processes Governing Soil-Mantled Hillslope Evolution
8. Thermodynamic Limits of the Critical Zone and their Relevance to Hydropedology

Part II Case Studies and Applications
9. Hydropedology in Caliche Soils Weathered from Glen Rose Limestone of Lower Cretaceous Age in Texas
10. Hydropedology in Seasonally Dry Landscapes: The Palouse Region of the Pacific Northwest USA
11. Hydropedology of the North American Coastal Temperate Rainforest
12. Hydropedology in the Ridge and Valley: Soil Moisture Patterns and Preferential Flow Dynamics in Two Contrasting Landscapes
13. Geophysical Investigations of Soil-Landscape Architecture and Its Impacts on Subsurface Flow
14. Hydropedology, Geomorphology, and Groundwater Processes in Land Degradation: Case Studies in South West Victoria, Australia
15. Hydropedology as a Powerful Tool for Environmental Policy and Regulations: Toward Sustainable Land Use, Management and Planning

Part III Advances in Modeling, Mapping, and Coupling
16. Soil Information in Hydrologic Models: Hard Data, Soft Data, and the Dialog between Experimentalists and Modelers
17. Hydrological Classifications of Soils and their Use in Hydrological Modeling
18. Subsurface Flow Networks at the Hillslope Scale: Detection and Modeling
19. Hydrologic Information in Pedologic Models
20. Modeling and Mapping Soil Spatial and Temporal Variability
21. Digital Soil Mapping: Interactions with and Applications for Hydropedology
22. Coupling Biogeochemistry and Hydropedology to Advance Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Science
23. Coupling Ecohydrology and Hydropedology at Different Spatio-Temporal Scales in Water-Limited Ecosystems
24. Hydropedology: Summary and Outlook

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