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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Soil Science and Soil Physics

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143SSP Z,ZK 4 2P+2C
Lecturer:
Martin Šanda (guarantor), Michal Sněhota (guarantor)
Tutor:
Martin Šanda (guarantor), Michal Sněhota (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Landscape Water Conservation
Synopsis:

Upon completion of this course, the student will have a working knowledge of the principles and practices of soil science with focus on soil hydrology and soil chemistry.

Requirements:

no prerequisites

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction to soil science, importance of soils

2. Factors of soil formation

3. Physical properties of soils

4. Soil texture, particle size distribution

5. Soil structure, aggregation

6. Soil water: capillarity, soil water retention curve

7. Soil water: moisture measurement techniques, swelling

8. Hydraulic properties, hydraulic conductivity

9. Water flow in soil: saturated and unsaturated

10. Elementary processes: infiltration, evaporation, transpiration

11. Clay minerals, soil chemistry, ion exchange, sorption

12. Soil classification, diagnostic soil horizons

13. Soils of the World

14. Soil survey

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Particle size analysis, solids density.

2. Retention curve of soil moisture, hydraulic conductivity.

3. Chemical properties: pH, el. conductivity, organic carbon

Laboratories are organized in 3 blocks of 4 hours.

Study Objective:

- understanding

Knowledge of soil type and soil class classification and its characteristics (focusing on water management).

Study materials:

1. Fitzpatrick, E.A. (1980). Soils: Their Formation, Classification and Distribution. Longman, London.

2. Jury, W.A. and Horton R. (2004). Soil Physics 6th Edition, Wiley, USA

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomTH:B-685

12:00–13:50
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B685
roomTH:B-685

16:00–17:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B685
Fri
Thu
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-04-05
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet1107506.html