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Soil and Water Quality at Different Scales : Proceedings of the Workshop

Soil and Water Quality at Different Scales : Proceedings of the Workshop "Soil Water Quality at Different Scales" Held 7-9 August 1996, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Proceedings of the Workshop "Soil Water Quality at Different Scales" Held 7-9 August 1996, Wageningen, The Netherlands

By: Peter A. Finke (Editor), Johan Bouma (Editor), Marcel R. Hoosbeek (Editor)

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Integrated studies on the assessment and improvement of soil and water quality have to deal almost inevitably with scale issues, since the spatial support of measurements, the model calculations and the presentation of results usually varies. This issue contains the selected and edited proceedings from a workshop devoted to scale issues with the title: "Soil and Water Quality at Different Scales", which was held in 1996 in Wageningen, and is intended for an audience of environmental researchers, scientists and MSc and Ph.D.-students.

Reprinted from Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, part 1 covers the current issues and methodologies within scale-related soil and water quality research. Part 2 covers agroecological and hydrological case studies in which scale transforms from an important part of the research chain. Part 3 consists of papers focusing on methodologies for up- and downscaling. Part 4 contains review papers based on modelers' and statisticians' considerations as well as the papers and posters presented during the workshop. Part 5 consists of short research notes.

`... the book is a useful collection of papers for use on upper level undergraduate courses in environmental science as well as for postgraduate programmes. it is recommended for purchase by librariers which do not subscribe to `Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems'.' Progress in Environmental Science, 1:4 (1999)

Prefacep. 1
Soil and water quality at different scales: concepts, challenges, conclusions and recommendationsp. 5
Relevance of scale dependent approaches for integrating biophysical and socio-economic information and development of agroecological indicatorsp. 13
Scale issues in agroecological research chainsp. 23
Obtaining soil and land quality indicators using research chains and geostatistical methodsp. 35
Some considerations on methods for spatially aggregating and disaggregating soil informationp. 51
Small scale variability in the flow of water and solutes, and implications for lysimeter studies of solute leachingp. 65
Solute transport at the pedon and polypedon scalesp. 77
Space-time upscaling of plot-based research information: frost tillagep. 85
Mapping and interpreting soil textural layers to assess agri-chemical movement at several scales along the eastern seaboard (USA)p. 91
Status and trends of soil salinity at different scales: the case for the irrigated cotton growing region of eastern Australiap. 99
Investigating soil and groundwater quality at different scales in a forested catchment: the Waldstein case studyp. 109
Slope deposits and water paths in a spring catchment, Frankenwald, Bavaria, Germanyp. 119
Hydromorphic soils, hydrology and water quality: spatial distribution and functional modelling at different scalesp. 127
Upscaling a simple erosion model from small areas to a large regionp. 143
Research on soil fertility decline in tropical environments: integration of spatial scalesp. 151
Soil absorbing complex properties of Russian boreal soils and its dependence on the spatial scale of study areap. 159
The influence of nitrate reduction strategies on the temporal development of the nitrate pollution of soil and groundwater throughout Germany: a regionally differentiated case studyp. 167
Food supply capacity study at global scalep. 181
Upscaling hydraulic conductivity: theory and examples from geohydrological studiesp. 193
Modelling cadmium accumulation at a regional scale in the Netherlandsp. 209
The use of upscaling procedures in the application of soil acidification models at different spatial scalesp. 223
Modelling concepts and their relation to the scale of the problemp. 239
Prediction error through modelling concepts and uncertainty from basic datap. 247
Uncertainty analysis in environmental modelling under a change of spatial scalep. 255
Regression model to predict travel time for chloride leaching through pedons using soil morphological characteristicsp. 267
Evaluation of nitrate leaching risk at site and farm levelp. 271
Information on within-field variability from sequences of yield maps: multivariate classification as a first step of interpretationp. 277
Influence of the cultivation system and the relief on the water content of the Ap Horizon of land subject to different usep. 283
Nutrient losses in surface and subsurface flow from pasture applied poultry litter and composted poultry litterp. 287
Distribution of inorganic nitrogen in agricultural soils at different dates and scalesp. 291
The development of a hydrological classification of UK soils and the inherent scale changesp. 299
Regional mass flux balancing for controlling gentle soil remediation operationsp. 303
Using a GIS system in mapping risks of nitrate leaching and erosion on the basis of SOIL/SOIL-N and USLE simulationsp. 307
Modelling water and nitrogen dynamics at three different spatial scales - influence of different data aggregation levels on simulation resultsp. 313
Leaching of nitrogen and phosphorus from rural areas to surface waters in the Netherlandsp. 321
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ISBN: 9780792349945
ISBN-10: 0792349946
Series: Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.82