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2019/2020

Soil Science

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143PED Z,ZK 5 2P+2C Czech
Lecturer:
Petr Koudelka (guarantor), Michal Sněhota (guarantor), Vladimír Klípa, Jan Šácha, Martin Šanda
Tutor:
Petr Koudelka (guarantor), Michal Sněhota (guarantor), Jitka Hanzlíková, Petra Hečková, Vladimír Klípa, Jan Šácha, Martin Šanda
Supervisor:
Department of Landscape Water Conservation
Synopsis:

Soil and the environment. Soil genesis, pedogenetic factors. Soil structure and texture. Physical and physiochemical soil properties. Physical, chemical and biological processes in soils. Soil classification. Soil survey and mapping. Soils of the world. Clay minerals, soil chemistry. Hydrostatic and hydrodynamic behaviour of soil water, capillarity. Determination of soil moisture. Flow of water in variably saturated porous media.

Requirements:

no prerequisites

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Introduction, interdisciplinarity, history, basic terms

2.Soil Formation, pedogenetic factors and processes

3.Clay minerals, soil chemistry- C, N,P,K, ion exchange capacity, soil contamination

4.Soil texture - grain analysis; soil structure - aggregation

5.Physical soil properties - moisture, temperature, water & air

6.Water in soil - capillarity, retention curve

7.Water in soil - moisture measurements

8.Hydraulic characteristics - hydraulic conductivity, vodivost

9.Hydrodynamics - saturated and unsaturated flow

10.Elementary processes: infiltration, evaporation, plant transpiration, moisture capacity, wilting point

11.Soil types - basic classification of soil profiles

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

Study Objective:

- understanding

Knowledge of soil type and soil class classification and its characteristics (focusing on landscape engineering).

Study materials:

Sněhota, M., Šanda M. Electronic lectures on-line - Pedologie, web K143, FSv CVUT

Kutílek,M. - Kuráž,V. - Císlerová,M.: Hydropedologie, Praha: ČVUT,2000, [2] Klute,A.(editor): Methods of Soil Analysis. No. 9, Part 1, Physical and Mineralogical Methods, Madison, Wisconsin: 1986, Second Edition, [3] Rowell,D.L.: Soil Science, Methods and Applications, Longman Group UK

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
roomTH:B-685

13:00–14:50
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B685
roomTH:B-671

15:00–18:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (FSv-budova A)
B671
Tue
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
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