SSS
Soil System Sciences

Soil System Sciences

Climate change effects on agriculture and land and water resources in Spain

E. Vargas-Amelin (Research Group International Political Economy, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and P. Pindado (Permanent Representation of Spain at the European Union. Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs) have just published an  interesting paper on climate change effects on agriculture and land and water resources in Spain. Accordi ...[Read More]

December 5th is soil day!

In 2002, the IUSS proposed the 5th of December as World Soil Day. With the support of FAO, the 37th FAO Conference requested the UN General Assembly for its final endorsement. Soil day corresponds with the birthday of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand. This date was proposed by FAO to honour him for his efforts in the promotion of soil science and soil resources conservation and sustainable man ...[Read More]

Soils at Imaggeo: Patterned sand

Alma de Groot, The Netherlands Dunes are wind-generated accumulations of sand particles present in desert or coastal land. Sand dunes have smooth and uniform forms, although geometry may be highly variable. The size of particles of sand dunes is highly concentrated around 0.2 mm in diameter due to wind transportation. The pattern showed in the picture is the result of the formation of aeolian dune ...[Read More]

Monday paper: Hydrological modelling of a slope covered with shallow pyroclastic deposits from field monitoring data

R. Greco, L. Comegna, E. Damiano, A. Guida, L. Olivares and L. Picarelli. Hydrological modelling of a slope covered with shallow pyroclastic deposits from field monitoring data. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 4001-4013, 2013, doi: 10.5194/hess-17-4001-2013 Abstract A one-dimensional hydrological model of a slope covered with pyroclastic materials is proposed. The soil cover is constituted by layers ...[Read More]