Modeling soil system: complexity under your feet

Bartolo, S. de and Otten, W. and Cheng, Q. and Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria (2011). Modeling soil system: complexity under your feet. "Biogeosciences", v. 8 (n. 11); pp. 3139-3142. ISSN 1726-4170. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-8-3139-2011.

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Title: Modeling soil system: complexity under your feet
Author/s:
  • Bartolo, S. de
  • Otten, W.
  • Cheng, Q.
  • Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Biogeosciences
Date: 2011
Volume: 8
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agronómica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A clear statement in these lines textually cited (Byers et al., 1938) defines the framework of this special issue: “True soil is the product of the action of climate and living organism upon the parent material, as conditioned by the local relief. The length of time during which these forces are operative is of great importance in determining the character of the ultimate product. Drainage conditions are also important and are controlled by local relief, by the nature of the parent material or underlying rock strata, or by the amount of precipitation in relation to rate of percolation and runoff water. There are, therefore, five principal factors of soil formation: Parent material, climate, biological activity, relief and time. These soil forming factors are interdependent, each modifying the effectiveness of the others.” Due to these various processes associated to its formation and genesis soil dynamics reveals high complexity that creates several levels of structure using this term in a broad sense

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Item ID: 12352
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/12352/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:12352
DOI: 10.5194/bg-8-3139-2011
Official URL: http://www.biogeosciences.net/8/3139/2011/bg-8-3139-2011.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Aug 2012 08:02
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:36
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