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The Dynamics of Soil Water. Part II. Temperature and Solute Effects

Cary, John W. and Taylor, S.A. (1967) The Dynamics of Soil Water. Part II. Temperature and Solute Effects. In: Hagan, R.M. and Haise, H.R. and Edminster, T.W., (eds.) Irrigation of Agricultural Lands. Agronomy, No. 11. pp. 245-253.

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Changes in the soil temperature and solute concentration occur continually under
natural field conditions. Examples of the variations in solute concentration are
given in chapter 14, particularly Fig. 14-13 and 14-14. In addition to this type of
change induced by moisture flow, the concentration of the soil's solution oscillates
between saturation under dry conditions to very dilute values after a rain or
irrigation. Soil temperature, like solution concentration, continually changes. Its
variation is conveniently classified as diurnal (Fig. 13II-1) and seasonal (Fig.
13II-2). The diurnal thermal changes are generally significant to a depth of 20
or 30 cm; the soil zone which contains the greatest proportion of plant roots. The
seasonal temperature wave extends well below the zone of most crop roots.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 0064
Subjects: Soil > Soil water (soil moisture)
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:54
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 22:35
Item ID: 728