Hydropedology: Synergistic integration of soil science and hydrology in the Critical Zone

Hydrological Processes
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Abstract

Soil and water are the two critical components of theEarth’s Critical Zone (Figure 1): Soil modulates the connection between bedrock and the atmospheric boundary layer and water is a major driving force and transport agent between these two zones. The interactions between soil and water are so intimate and complex that they cannot be effectively studied in a piecemeal manner; they require a systems approach. In this spirit, hydropedology has emerged in recent years as a synergistic integration of soil science and hydrology that offers a renewed perspective and an integrated approach to understanding interactive pedologic and hydrologic processes and their properties in the Critical Zone.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Hydropedology: Synergistic integration of soil science and hydrology in the Critical Zone
Series title Hydrological Processes
DOI 10.1002/hyp.10686
Volume 29
Issue 21
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) National Research Program - Western Branch
Description 3 p.
First page 4559
Last page 4561
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