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Soil Water Dynamics

Arthur W. Warrick

Abstract

Soil exists at the boundary between the atmosphere and the Earth’s subsurface. It plays a critical role in the hydrologic cycle, in addition to serving as the location of most human activity. An examination below the Earth’s surface generally reveals a profile similar to that shown in figure 1-1 A. The first zone encountered is the soil zone. This soil has developed from parent material through biological and other factors of weathering. If time is sufficient, then horizons will have formed with differing physical and chemical properties. At greater depths the soil merges with additional uncon ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195126051
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195126051.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur W. Warrick, author