Course syllabus Z15-0011-B - Hydropedology (FZKI - WS 2017/2018)

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The units forming the course syllabus:
1.
Hydropedology and soil physical characteristics (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Hydropedology - basic concepts and definitions, soil volume-weight relationships, soil physical characteristics, soil as a polydisperse system

2.
Pedogenesis (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Pedogenesis - soil forming processes and their results, the basic macro-, meso- and micro-morphological soil properties

3.
Soil classification (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Soil classification, the morphogenetic classification system of soils in Slovakia, the main soil types of Slovakia

4.
Soil texture (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Soil texture -- the concept, importance, measurement methods, soil types according to soil texture

5.
Hydrophysical soil characteristics (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Hydrophysical soil characteristics, soil moisture, measurement methods, interfacial phenomena

6.
Soil water statics - soil water potential (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Soil water potential, soil retention curve, measurement methods

7.
Soil water statics - hydrolimits (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Hydrolimits, soil water availability to plants

8.
Soil water dynamics (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Soil water movement, Darcy's law, hydraulic conductivity, saturated and unsaturated flow

9.
Infiltration (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Infiltration - concept, importance, measurement methods, puddle forming

10.Distribution and redistribution of infiltrated water (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Distribution and redistribution of infiltrated water, drainage ouflow

11.Hydrologic balance of water (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Water cycle in the nature, basin hydrologic balance, soil surface hydrologic balance, soil profile hydrologic balance

12.
Soil water regime (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Soil water regime - the concept, characteristics, variability of hydrophysical soil properties determination, monitoring

13.Repetition (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Revision of the most important topics of hydropedology


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