Soil System Sciences

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Google Scholar metrics for soil science journals

The 2014 version of Google Scholar Metrics has been just published. The ranking is arranged according to each journal’s h5-index and h-median metrics. The 2014 edition is based on citations of all articles indexed in Google Scholar until mid-June 2014 and covers articles published between 2009-2013, both inclusive. The ranking also includes lists for publications in different languages, alth ...[Read More]

Soil color never lies

Often, soil color is described using general terms such as “brown”, “red”, “dark”, etc. When I talk about this issue for the first time with my students of Soil Science, I use to ask them how to describe the color of a soil sample. Normally, in a few seconds, I get a list of color names ranging from dark brown to bright red, including “chocolate”, “coffee” and “ ...[Read More]

Soils going red: Terra rossa

The term “terra rossa” comes from the Italian for “red soil” or “red earth”. Although terra rossa exists in other places in the world, these soils are common in areas with Mediterranean-type climates: alternation of a rainy and cool-to warm-dry season. The terra rossa soil is heavy and clay-rich (silty-clay to clayey) soil, strongly reddish, developed on limesto ...[Read More]

Short time for submitting abstracts to the EGU2014 Programme on Soil Science

Deadlines Have you submitted yours? Be aware of deadlines: 16 January 2014: Deadline for receipt of abstracts 30 January 2014: Cancellation of Support Applicants who did not answer 04 February 2014: Letter of acceptance 12 March 2014: Letter of schedule 31 March 2014: Deadline for letters of invitation 31 March 2014: Deadline for early registration Call for abstracts: Soil System Sciences Chose th ...[Read More]