Development of Pedotransfer Functions in Soil Hydrology

Other | November 23, 2004

byY. Pachepsky, Y. Pachepsky, W.J. Rawls

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Environmental and agricultural modeling and assessment have a multitude of uses for soil parameters governing retention and transport of water and chemicals in soils. These parameters are notorious for the difficulties and high labor costs involved in measuring them. Good estimates instead of direct measurements may be accurate enough for many applications. Pedotransfer functions provide such estimates by utilizing available soil survey information to translate data we have into data we need.

This book is the first book on the topic. It provides the unique compendium of pedotransfer functions, summarizes the vast international experience in this field, and shows how the value of soil data can be increased by using them in pedotransfer functions to predict soil hydrologic and related properties. The book is a rich source of information crucial for environmental research and applications.

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Environmental and agricultural modeling and assessment have a multitude of uses for soil parameters governing retention and transport of water and chemicals in soils. These parameters are notorious for the difficulties and high labor costs involved in measuring them. Good estimates instead of direct measurements may be accurate enough ...

Format:OtherDimensions:542 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 23, 2004Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080530362

ISBN - 13:9780080530369

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Table of Contents

Part I. Methods to develop pedotransfer functions.
Part II. Soil hydraulic properties: water retention and hydraulic conductivity.
Part III. Hydrological and physical parameters.
Part IV. Spatial component in PTF development.
Part V. User-oriented techniques and software.
Part VI. Pedotransfer functions developed for different regions of the world.