Aspects of the Soil Atmosphere

  • Klaus Reichardt
  • Luís Carlos Timm


Gas movement is studied in the soil showing that the diffusion process is the main one commanding the process. Diffusion is described by Fick’s law, using the partial gas pressure component as responsible for the gradient. Some examples of solution of boundary value problems (BVP) are presented to illustrate the processes responsible for soil aeration. Gas mass flow is less important and is, therefore, presented only shortly at the end of the chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Reichardt
    • 1
  • Luís Carlos Timm
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura and Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiróz”University of Sao PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.Rural Engineering Department, Faculty of AgronomyFederal University of PelotasCapão do LeãoBrazil

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