Soil Magnetism: Applications In Pedology, Environmental Science And Agriculture by Neli JordanovaSoil Magnetism: Applications In Pedology, Environmental Science And Agriculture by Neli Jordanova

Soil Magnetism: Applications In Pedology, Environmental Science And Agriculture

byNeli Jordanova

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Soil Magnetism: Applications in Pedology, Environmental Science and Agricultureprovides a systematic, comparative, and detailed overview of the magnetic characterization of the major soil units and the observed general relationships, possibilities, and perspectives in application of rock magnetic methods in soil science, agriculture, and beyond.

Part I covers detailed magnetic and geochemical characterization of major soil types according to the FAO classification system, with Part II covering the mapping of topsoil magnetic signatures on the basis of soil magnetic characteristics. The book concludes with practical examples on the application of magnetic methods in environmental science, agriculture, soil pollution, and paleoclimate.



  • Provides an overview of the major findings of uncontaminated soil profiles and proposes a system of magnetic characteristics
  • Elucidates the relationship between geochemical and magnetic characteristics of different soil types, providing a basis for wider recognition and application of soil magnetism in classical pedagogical characterization of soils
  • Covers the peculiarities of the main taxonomic soil groups in terms of magnetic mineralogy and depth variations in concentration, grain size, and phase composition of iron oxides

About The Author

Neli Jordanova graduated with a degree in geophysics and obtained her PhD at Faculty of Physics of Sofia University St. Kl. Ohridski. Since 1996 she has worked at the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and presently she is a Professor there. She was awarded the degree Doctor of ...

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Title:Soil Magnetism: Applications In Pedology, Environmental Science And AgricultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 29, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128092394

ISBN - 13:9780128092392

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Magnetism of materials occurring in the environment Basic overview

Chapter 2. Magnetism of soils with a pronounced accumulation of organic matter in the mineral topsoil: Chernozems and Phaeozems

Chapter 3. Magnetism of soils with clay-enriched subsoil: Luvisols, Alisols, and Acrisols

Chapter 4. The magnetism of soils distinguished by iron/aluminum chemistry: Planosols, Pozdols, Andosols, Ferralsols, and Gleysols

Chapter 5. Magnetism of soils with limitations to root growth: Vertisols, Solonetz, Solonchaks, and Leptosols

Chapter 6. The magnetism of soils with little or no profile differentiation: Soils from mountain areas (Cambisols, Umbrisols) and floodplains (Fluvisols)

Chapter 7. Magnetism of soils from the Antarctic Peninsula

Chapter 8. The discriminating power of soil magnetism for the characterization of different soil types

Chapter 9. The mapping of topsoil magnetic properties: A magnetic database for Bulgaria statistical data analysis and the significance for soil studies

Chapter 10. Applications of soil magnetism

Future challenges in soil magnetism studies