Network models of soil porous structure

Samec, M. and Santiago Andrés, Antonio and Cardenas Villalobos, Juan Pablo and Benito Zafrilla, Rosa Maria and Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria and Mooney, S.J. and Korošak, D. (2010). Network models of soil porous structure. In: "European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010", 02/05/2010 - 07/05/2010, Viena, Austria.


Title: Network models of soil porous structure
  • Samec, M.
  • Santiago Andrés, Antonio
  • Cardenas Villalobos, Juan Pablo
  • Benito Zafrilla, Rosa Maria
  • Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria
  • Mooney, S.J.
  • Korošak, D.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010
Event Dates: 02/05/2010 - 07/05/2010
Event Location: Viena, Austria
Title of Book: Geophysical Research Abstracts
Date: 2010
Volume: 12
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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Soils sustain life on Earth. In times of increasing anthropogenic demands on soils [1] there is growing need to seek for novel approaches to understand the relationships between the soil porous structure and specific soil functions. Recently [2-4], soil pore structure was described as a complex network of pores using spatially embedded varying fitness network model [2] or heterogeneous preferential attachment scheme [3-4], both approaches revealing the apparent scale-free topology of soils. Here, we show, using a large set of soil images of structures obtained by X-ray computed tomography that both methods predict topological similar networks of soil pore structures. Furthermore, by analyzing the node-node link correlation properties of the obtained networks we suggest an approach to quantify the complexity of soil pore structure

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