181 Soil Physics and Hydrology: Honoring the Contributions of Bob Luxmoore, John Letey, and John Hanks: I

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology
The distinguished careers of Drs. Bob Luxmoore, John Letey, and John Hanks encompassed a wide diversity of topics in the general area of Soil Physics and Hydrology.  Presentations are invited within this broad field to honor the numerous technical contributions and years of service that these individuals have provided to the Society.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 7:55 AM-12:00 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, 101 DE

Markus Flury , Scott A. Bradford , Gary Feng and Glenn V. Wilson
Scott A. Bradford , Gary Feng and Glenn V. Wilson
7:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:00 AM
Robert J. (Bob) Luxmoore – Soil Physicist, Plant Physiologist, Forester, Pioneer Elevated CO2 Researcher, Modeler, Activist, Mentor and Colleague.
Paul J. Hanson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Richard J. Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Anthony W. King, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Glenn V. Wilson, USDA-ARS
8:30 AM
Explaining Air and Water Transport in Undisturbed Soils By X-Ray CT Derived Macroporosity and CT- Number-Derived Matrix Density.
Marcos Paradelo, Aarhus University; Sheela Katuwal, Aarhus University; Per Moldrup Sr., Aalborg University; Trine Norgaard, Aarhus University; Lasantha Herath, Aarhus University; Lis Wollesen de Jonge, Aarhus University
8:45 AM
Effect of Tillage and Cover Crops on Soil Macroporosity and Hydraulic Conductivity.
Pradip Adhikari, Texas Agrilife Research-Vernon; Srinivasulu Ale, Texas A&M AriLife-Vernon; Paul B. DeLaune, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
9:00 AM
Methane Migration in the Vadose Zone Affected By Subsurface Heterogeneities and Land/Atmospheric Interactions.
Tissa H. Illangasekare, Colorado School of Mines; Kathleen Smits, Colorado School of Mines; Chamindu Deepagoda, Colorado School of Mines; Andrew Trautz, Colorado School of Mines
9:15 AM
Contributions of John Letey Jr. to the Soil Physics Community.
Scott A. Bradford, USDA-ARS; Grant E. Cardon, Utah State University; Clinton Williams, USDA-ARS; Gary Feng, USDA-ARS
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Subsurface Hydrological Processes and Surface Irrigation Management.
Jean Caron, Laval University; Vincent Pelletier, University Laval; Yann Periard, Laval University; Jonathan A Lafond, Laval University; Silvio José Gumiere, Laval University
10:30 AM
The Legacy of a Humble Giant in Soil Physics – R. John Hanks (1927-2014).
Dani Or, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Grant E. Cardon, Utah State University; Jon M. Wraith, University of New Hampshire; Scott B. Jones, Utah State University
10:45 AM
Kudos to John Hanks for Recognizing the Concept of Sensible Heat Balance in Soil.
Robert Horton, Iowa State University; Joshua L. Heitman, North Carolina State University; Tusheng Ren, China Agricultural University; Xinhua Xiao, Alabama A&M University; Yuki Kojima, Gifu University Gifu Daigaku; Xiao Zhang, China Agricultural University; Pukhraj Kaur Deol, North Carolina State University; Hailong He, University of Alberta
11:00 AM
Scaling of Soil Hydraulic Functions: Revisiting the Miller and Miller Similar Media Theory.
Morteza Sadeghi, Utah State University; Bijan Ghahraman, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad; Arthur Warrick, University of Arizona; Markus Tuller, University of Arizona; Scott B. Jones, Utah State University
11:15 AM
Impact of Biochar on the Physical Properties of Soil Under Corn-Soybean Rotation.
Saroop Sandhu, University of Florida; Sandeep Kumar, South Dakota State University; Rajesh Chintala, Innovation Center for US Dairy; Thomas E. Schumacher, South Dakota State University; Douglas D. Malo, South Dakota State University; Sharon K. Papiernik, USDA-ARS; David E. Clay, South Dakota State University
11:45 AM
Regional-Scale Soil Salinity Assessment Using Landsat ETM+.
Elia Scudiero, USDA-ARS; Dennis L. Corwin, USDA-ARS; Todd H. Skaggs, USDA-ARS
12:00 PM