Soil science

2017-07-30T09:48:29+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Peat, Paleopedology, Tensiometer (soil science), Agricultural chemistry, Nitrogen cycle, Capillary action, Clay, Pedology (soil study), Börde, The Lacassane Company, Soil salinity, Soil carbon, Gäu, International Union of Soil Sciences, SESL Australia flashcards Soil science
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  • Peat
    Peat (turf) is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter that is unique to natural areas called peatlands, bogs, or mires.
  • Paleopedology
    Paleopedology (palaeopedology in the United Kingdom) is the discipline that studies soils of past geological eras, from quite recent (Quaternary) to the earliest periods of the Earth's history.
  • Tensiometer (soil science)
    A tensiometer in soil science is a measuring instrument used to determine the matric water potential () (soil moisture tension) in the vadose zone.
  • Agricultural chemistry
    Agricultural chemistry is the study of both chemistry and biochemistry which are important in agricultural production, the processing of raw products into foods and beverages, and in environmental monitoring and remediation.
  • Nitrogen cycle
    The nitrogen cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by which nitrogen is converted into various chemical forms as it circulates among the atmosphere and terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
  • Capillary action
    Capillary action (sometimes capillarity, capillary motion, or wicking) is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, or even in opposition to, external forces like gravity.
  • Clay
    Clay is a fine-grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter.
  • Pedology (soil study)
    Pedology (from Greek: πέδον, pedon, "soil"; and λόγος, logos, "study") is the study of soils in their natural environment.
  • Börde
    A börde (plural: börden) is a region of highly fertile lowland in North Germany, a "fertile plain".
  • The Lacassane Company
    The Lacassane Company is a land management company, with a goal of sustainable land management using an environmental management scheme that involves a host of tools including holistic management.
  • Soil salinity
    Soil salinity is the salt content in the soil; the process of increasing the salt content is known as salinization.
  • Soil carbon
    Soil carbon includes both inorganic carbon as carbonate minerals, and as soil organic matter.
  • Gäu
    In the south German language (of the Alemannic-speaking area, or in Switzerland), a gäu landscape (gäulandschaft) refers to an area of open, level countryside.
  • International Union of Soil Sciences
    The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) founded in 1924, is a Scientific Union member of the International Council for Science (ICSU), which it recognizes as the coordinating body for the international organization of science.
  • SESL Australia
    SESL Australia was established in 1983 as Sydney Environmental & Soil Laboratory by Simon Leake.