SOIL 413: Environmental Soil Physics II


Water content and water potential relationship: revision of water content and soil water potential, the water balance of root zone, field capacity, wilting point and plant available water, soil water characteristic, movement of water through two or three soil layers/horizons, steady and non- steady state flow, continuity equation, Darcy-Richards equation, transport of solutes or pollutants in soil, heat movement, Fourier equation; Climatic factors affecting plant growth: saturated vapour pressure, humidity, radiation energy balance, models of water and heat transport in soil