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Soil Physics: An Introduction

  • Introduces an integrated most up to date practical guide on infiltration and other water and solute transport processes
  • Presents a broad focus and numberical examples to understand the theory behind principles and processes
  • Provides a step by step guide and case studies on using some public domain models
  • Includes practical exercises and mathematical descriptions supported by simplified explanations
  • Offers a good balance of theory, techniques, applications and is written with a tutorial style

By: Manoj K Shukla(Author)

464 pages, 201 b/w illustrations, 54 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2013 | #207868 | ISBN-13: 9781439888421
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About this book

Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, Soil Physics: An Introduction covers important soil physical properties, critical physical processes involving energy and mass transport, movement and retention of water and solutes through soil profile, soil temperature regimes and aeration, and plant-water relations. It includes new concepts and numerical examples for an in depth understanding of these principles.

Soil Physics: An Introduction provides readers with clear coverage of how and why water and solute flow through the soil and details how various factors influence the flow.

Soil Physics: An Introduction includes guidance on the use of the existing public domain computer models.


- Introduction to Soil Physics
- Units and Dimensions
- Characteristics of soils of the vadose zone
- Sampling concepts and designs
- Spatial variability of vadose zone properties
- Fundamentals of hydrology
- Water in vadose zone
- Flow through the vadose zone
- Infiltration into vadose zone water
- Chemical transport through vadose zone
- Energy flow through vadose zone
- Air flow through vadose zone
- Application of Special Topics

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