Introduction to Environmental Soil Physics
Part 1: Basic relationships; Soil physics and soil physical characteristics; Water properties in relation to porous media. Part 2: The solid phase; Particle sizes, shapes, and specific surface; Clay, the colloidal component; Soil structure and aggregation. Part 3: The liquid phase; Water content and potential; Water flow in saturated soil. Part 4: The gaseous phase; Gas content and composition; Gas movement and exchange. Part 5: Composite phenomena; Soil temperature and heat flow; Stress, strain, and strength of soil bodies. Part 6: The field water cycle; Water entry into soil; Surface runoff and water erosion; Redistribution and retention of soil moisture; Groundwater drainage and pollution; Evaporation from bare soil and wind erosion. Part 7: Soil-plant-water relations; Plant uptake of soil moisture; Water balance and energy balance in the field; Irrigation and water-use efficiency.