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Environmental Soil-Landscape Modeling

Geographic Information Technologies and Pedometrics

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pub: 2005-10-04
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Environmental Soil-Landscape Modeling: Geographic Information Technologies and Pedometrics presents the latest methodological developments in soil-landscape modeling. It analyzes many recently developed measurement tools, and explains computer-related and pedometric techniques that are invaluable in the modeling process.

This volume provides an in-depth overview of the history of soil-landscape modeling. By uniting the work of soil scientists from diverse backgrounds, it promotes quantitative soil-landscape modeling as a joint venture among those involved with soil geography, soil genesis, and pedometrics.

About the Editor

Sabine Grunwald is an Assistant Professor in the Soil and Water Science Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She is the current vice-chair of the Commission 1.5 Pedometrics of the International Union of Soil Sciences.


“The editor is not only very experienced in environmental soil-landscape modeling, but she also has a clear overview of the entire field. Through her choice of authors and subjects, Sabine Grunwald has created a comprehensive and well-balanced book. I am confident that it will be a stimulus and source of inspiration for all soil scientists working on the development of an operational model of soil-landscape evolution.”

Gerard B.M. Heuvelink, Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands, and Chair Commission 1.5 Pedometrics Div. 1 of the International Union of Soil Sciences

Table of Contents

History and Trends in Soil-Landscape Modeling

What Do We Really Know About the Space–Time Continuum of Soil Landscapes? Sabine Grunwald

Soil Survey and Soil Classification, Richard W. Arnold

A Historical Perspective on Soil-Landscape Modeling, David J. Brown

Geomorphological Soil-Landscape Models, Carolyn G. Olson

Collection of Soil-Landscape Datasets

The Impact of Emerging Geographic Information Technology on Soil-Landscape Modeling, Sabine Grunwald and Sanjay Lamsal

Topographic Mapping, Scot Smith

Pedometrics Digital Soil-Terrain Modeling: The Predictive Potential and Uncertainty, Thomas F.A. Bishop and Budiman Minasny

Fuzzy Logic Models, A.-Xing Zhu

Modeling Spatial Variation of Soil as Random Functions, Richard Webster and Margaret A. Oliver

Stochastic Simulation of Soil Variations, Jean-Paul Chilès and Denis Allard

Pedometrical Techniques for Soil Texture Mapping at Different Scales, Marc van Meirvenne and Ingrid van Cleemput

Analysis of Complex Soil Variation Using Wavelets, R.Murray Lark

Three-Dimensional Reconstruction and Scientific Visualization of Soil Landscapes, Sabine Grunwald

On Spatial Lattice Modeling of Soil Properties, Jun Zhu, Richard P. Wolkowski, Wei Yue, and Ruifeng Xu

Multiscale Soil-Landscape Process Modeling, Jeroen M. Schoorl and Antonie Veldkamp

Space–Time Geostatistics, Gerard B.M. Heuvelink and Judith J.J.C. Snepvangers

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems