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Soil Pore Size Distribution

Cary, John W. (1979) Soil Pore Size Distribution. In: Farrbridge, Rhodes W. and Finkl Jr, Charles W., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences. pp. 396-399.

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Porosity and pore-size distribution are important
soil properties in both the disposition of
water falling on the earth and in the growth of
plants. Soils with large and stable pores absorb
rainfall and permit it to percolate (see Percolation)
downward rather than flow away over the
surface. Maximum plant growth depends on
suitable distribution of large, intermediate, and
small pores. Predominance of small pores favors
waterlogged conditions and poor aeration,
whereas too many large pores make soils

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 0360
Subjects: Soil
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 22:57
Item ID: 756