Physical Aspects of Soil Water and Salts in Ecosystems

  • A. Hadas
  • D. Swartzendruber
  • P. E. Rijtema
  • M. Fuchs
  • B. Yaron

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Water Status and Flow in Soils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Water Movement in Soils

    3. Energy of Soil Water and Soil-Water Interactions

    4. Back Matter
      Pages 203-204
  3. Evapotranspiration and Crop-Water Requirements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Evaporation from Soils and Plants

    3. Crop-Water Requirements

    4. Back Matter
      Pages 361-363
  4. Salinity Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. B. Yaron, J. Shalhevet, D. Shimshi
      Pages 389-394
    3. J. Heller, J. Shalhevet, A. Goell
      Pages 409-419
    4. N. Alperovitch, I. Shainberg
      Pages 431-440

About this book


The papers collected in this book were given and discussed at the symposium on "Soil water physics and technology", which was held in Rehovot, Israel, from August 19th-September 4th, 1971. It was sponsored by the International Society of Soil Science (1.S.S.S.) through its Commissions I (soil physics) and VI (soil technology), and organized by the Israeli Soil Science Society. Thanks are due to the Editors for having assembled contributions and discussion remarks into a well-rounded, coherent book. The subjects covered in this book are the theoretical and practical aspects of the following topics: water movement in soils, soil-water interactions, evaporation from soil and plants, water requirements of crops, ion activity and migration in soils, soilwater management and salinity. In as much as these contributions were not solicited, they represent ideas and subjects considered important by the authors and debators. In science, one often finds a gap between basic research and practical application. If reading this book creates a feeling of an apparent lack of balance between theory and practice, this represents the state of our science today, and the thoughtful reader can and will recognize that much remains to be done. W. R. GARDNER T.]. MAR5HAL President, Commission I President, Commission VI


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Hadas
    • 1
  • D. Swartzendruber
    • 2
  • P. E. Rijtema
    • 3
  • M. Fuchs
    • 1
  • B. Yaron
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Soils and Water, Agricultural Research OrganizationVolcani CenterBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Department of AgronomyPurdue UniversityLafayetteUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Land and Water ManagementWageningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-65525-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-65523-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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