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volume and gas exchange mechanisms

Edling, Peter (1986). Soil air. Technical Report. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Soil Sciences > Div. of Hydrotechnics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Report / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Soil Sciences, Division of Agricultural Hydrotechnics ; 151



This study concerns soil air as a part of the three phase system, solid material, water and air which forms the soil. An idea of soil air, volume, composition, ecological significance and exchange mechanisms, is formed from the literature. An apparatus for experiments with gas diffusion through naturally layered moist soils is described. The possible replenishment of soil air by diffusion and mass flow is studied. A study on gas diffusion and mass flow on a number of dry and wet laboratory prepared soils is carried out, followed by a study of a number of well described naturally layered soils. From the information acquired so far, the possible significance of the experimental results on the composition of soil air and its ecological effects is discussed. The final conclusions are in agreement to those of Lundegårdh (1927), soil aeration status must be regarded on exchange possibilities on the one side and production and consumption of its components on the other, a highly dynamic system.

Authors/Creators:Edling, Peter
Title:Soil air
Subtitle:volume and gas exchange mechanisms
Series/Journal:Report / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Soil Sciences, Division of Agricultural Hydrotechnics (0348-1816)
Year of publishing :1986
Number of Pages:132
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Institutionen för markvetenskap, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
ISBN for printed version:91-576-2764-9
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Soil science
Keywords:soil pore system, soil air, root environment, diffusion, air permeability, gas exchange in soils
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ID Code:3724
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Soil Sciences > Div. of Hydrotechnics
Deposited By: Anna Nilsson
Deposited On:06 May 2009 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:24

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