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12th International meeting on soil micromorphology, extended abstracts

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Abstract

Microscopic techniques introduced by Kubiena have played a remarkable role in the development of fundamental research in pedology. In spite of early activities micromorphology remained little use in soil science for about two decades. A marked change has occurred as a result of the development of systematic description system and comprehensive nomenclature. The studies by A. Jongerius and R. Brewer have been of great importance in sixties and seventies. A large number of soil scientists had a chance to be trained in the laboratory established by A. Jongerius. There has been tremendous progress in micromorphology and submicroscopical studies of soils since the First International Working Meeting in Soil micromorphology held in Braunschweig-Volkerode, Grmany in 1958. Micromorphological studies have started to gain more independence in seventies and eighties. Much of these works on micromorphology was focussed on improving the quality of thin sections and developing terms and schemes for description and interpretation.

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Authors: KAPUR S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);AKCA E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);MONTANARELLA L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);OZTURK A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);MERMUT A R, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21275 EN/2 (2004), 203pp. Free of charge
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Record Number: 200417762 / Last updated on: 2004-10-26
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en