Digital Soil Morphometrics

  • Alfred E. Hartemink
  • Budiman Minasny

Part of the Progress in Soil Science book series (PROSOIL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Edward J. Jones, Alex B. McBratney
    Pages 1-15
  3. Soil Profile Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Daniel R. Hirmas, Daniel Giménez, Edison A. Mome Filho, Matthew Patterson, Kim Drager, Brian F. Platt et al.
      Pages 19-35
    3. Zeng-Yei Hseu, Zueng-Sang Chen, Chen-Chi Tsai, Shih-Hao Jien
      Pages 37-50
    4. Uta Stockmann, Ho Jun Jang, Budiman Minasny, Alex B. McBratney
      Pages 63-71
    5. Elisângela Benedet Silva, Alexandre ten Caten, Ricardo Simão Diniz Dalmolin, André Carnieletto Dotto, Walquiria Chaves Silva, Elvio Giasson
      Pages 73-87
    6. Matt Aitkenhead, David Donnelly, Malcolm Coull, Richard Gwatkin
      Pages 89-110
  4. Soil Profile Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Pierre Roudier, Andrew Manderson, Carolyn Hedley
      Pages 113-132
    3. Hansoo Kim, Minerva J. Dorantes, Darrell G. Schulze, Bedrich Benes
      Pages 133-144
    4. Jenna R. Grauer-Gray, Alfred E. Hartemink
      Pages 165-189
    5. Kabindra Adhikari, Alfred E. Hartemink, Budiman Minasny
      Pages 191-206
    6. Zamir Libohova, Philip Schoeneberger, Phillip R. Owens, Skye Wills, Doug Wysocki, Candiss Williams et al.
      Pages 207-222
  5. Soil Depth Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Budiman Minasny, Uta Stockmann, Alfred E. Hartemink, Alex B. McBratney
      Pages 225-240
    3. Michaël A. Leblanc, Gilles Gagné, Léon E. Parent
      Pages 253-266

About this book


This book is about digital soil morphometrics which is defined as the application of tools and techniques for measuring, mapping and quantifying soil profile properties, and deriving depth functions of soil properties. The book is structured along four research topics: (i) Soil profile properties, (ii) Soil profile imaging, (iii) Soil depth functions, and (iv) Use and applications. The pedon is at the heart of digital soil morphometrics.  The use of digital soil morphometrics exceeds the pedology  and soil classification purpose that it currently serves – it is used in rapid soil assessment that are needed in a range of biophysical studies.
Digital soil morphometrics has the potential to enhance our understanding of soils and how we view them. The book presents highlights from The IUSS Inaugural Global Workshop on Digital Soil Morphometrics held in June 2015 in Madison, USA.


Soil profile properties Soil profile imaging Soil depth functions Digital soil morphometrics - Soil mapping Digital soil morphometrics - Use and applications

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred E. Hartemink
    • 1
  • Budiman Minasny
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of Soil Science, FD Hole Soils LabUniversity of Wisconsin – MadisonMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Agriculture & Envi'tThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28294-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28295-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-4774
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-4782
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