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Abstract

The concept of soil structure, i.e. of the physical constitution of soil material, has many aspects. The measurement of soil structure is complex and it is unlikely that attempts to measure it completely will ever be fully successful or that it will be possible to define a single, unique set of measurement procedures for all soils. Workers efforts to cope add up, in the total context of soil structure studies, to a large number of measurements which are made in different ways. In this book, reference methods which are recommended for workers carrying out EEC funded research projects are briefly described and sources for specific information are cited. Special emphasis is given to operational aspects of the methodology + a unique feature of this book. Thus, emphasis is placed on aspects such as cost, complexity, duration, accuracy and applicability in various soils and landscapes. In addition to the usual monodisciplinary treatment, interdisciplinary approaches to the subject have also been selected. A modest attempt is made in this book to indicate areas where a combined approach using soil physical and morphological soil survey points of view might be profitable.

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Authors: BURKE W KINSEALY RESEARCH CENTRE, DUBLIN (IRELAND) GABRIELS D STATE UNIVERSITY OF GHENT (BELGIUM) BOUMA J SOIL SURVEY INSTITUTE, WAGENINGEN (THE NETHERLANDS) , KINSEALY RESEARCH CENTRE, DUBLIN (IRELAND);STATE UNIVERSITY OF GHENT (BELGIUM);SOIL SURVEY INSTITUTE, WAGENINGEN (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 92 P., 1986, ISBN 90 6191 656 9 WRITE TO A.A. BALKEMA, P.O. BOX 1675, 3000 BR ROTTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS), PRICE: HFL 55, (EUR 9497 EN).
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