This book covers instrumentation and techniques for use of dielectric probes, inductive electromagnetic meter, multi-angle Radarsat SAR data, total information content index based on optical remote sensing and isotopes, and radiation techniques in soil moisture studies. It also discusses the characterization of physio-chemical properties of soils, charge characteristics of arid soils, electrochemical properties, soil water relations, properties of black clay soils, diagnosis and remedial measures of salt affected lands, and intensive agriculture induced changes in soil properties. Providing information on the frontiers of basic and applied sciences on the use of the emerging technologies of remote sensing, GIS and modeling of soil physical parameters, this book will be useful to all researchers working in the field of soil science.
Table of Contents
Soil Water Content Measurement Using Modern Techniques. Microwave Dielectric Constants of Soil: Theory and Experiment. Capabilities of L-Band Dielectric Probe for Soil Moisture Estimation. Use of Isotopes and Radiation in Soil Water Studies. Charge Characteristics of Acid Soils in Agro-Climatic Regions of Karnataka. Electro-Chemical Properties of Acid Soils of Karnataka. Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Soils of Intensive Agriculture Zone. Characterization of Soil Colour and Its Use in Soil Moisture Estimation. Geophysical Techniques for Assessment of Soil Moisture and Soil Salinity. Soil Water Balance in Crop Simulation Model. Computer Programs Package for Soil Hydraulic Processes. Simulation of Root Zone Moisture: A Case Study. Study of Complex Permittivity of Soils of Gujarat at Microwave Frequencies. Evaluation of Multi-Incidence Angle Radarsat SAR Data for Soil Moisture Estimation. Applicability of Microwave Tools in Studies on Crop Sensitivity in Salt Affected Soils. Soil Moisture Quantification Through Total Information Content Index. Effect of Irrigation on Canopy Air Temperature Difference in Evaluating Biomass and Leaf Area Index in Chickpea Crop. Enhancing Water Use Efficiency in Groundnut Growing in Aeric Haplaquept. Tillage Guide for Assessing Tillage Requirement of Major Indian Soils for Rice Cultivation. Red Soil Characterization Under Permanent Fertilizer and Cropping Schedule at Bangalore. Influence of Irradiated Sewage Sludge on the Characteristics of Inceptisol. Waterlogged Salt Affected Lands: Diagnosis and Rememdial Techniques. Physio-Chemical Properties of Deep Black Clay Soils. Soil Water Relations of Bargi and Tawa Projects of Madhya Pradesh.