- Soil physics
Soil physics is the study of soil physical properties and processes. It is applied to management and prediction under natural and managed
ecosystems. Soil physics deals with the dynamics of physical soil components and their phases as solids, liquids, and gases. It draws on the principles of physics, physical chemistry, engineering, and meteorology. It is especially important in this day and age because most farmers require an understanding of agroecosystems. Soil physics applies these principles to address practical problems of agriculture, ecology, and engineering. [cite book | last = Lal | first = Rattan | coauthors = Manoj Shukla | title = Principles of Soil Physics | publisher = CRC Press | date = 2004 | pages = page 5 | url = http://books.google.com/books?id=3leGCMKvPZwC&dq | id = | isbn = 0824753240]
Prominent soil physicists
Edgar Buckingham(1867-1940):The theory of gas diffusion in soiland vadose zonewater flow in soil.
Lorenzo A. Richards(1904-1993):General transport of water in unsaturated soil, measurement of soil water potential using tensiometer.
John R. Philip(1927-1999):Analytical solution to general soil water transport, Environmental Mechanics.
Frequency domain sensor
Soil thermal properties
Time domain reflectometer
* [http://ag.arizona.edu/sssa-s1/ SSSA Soil Physics Division]
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