Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

119 Measurement and Modeling of in Situ Soil Water Retention

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology
The relationship between soil moisture content and energy status is represented by the soil water retention curve (SWRC). The SWRC is a useful tool for characterizing many soil hydrologic relationships and for modeling water flow and chemical transport in soil. Recent technological advancements permit measurement of soil water potential beyond the traditional measurement range and allow for accurate in-situ measurements of soil water retention. Coupled with measurement advances are promising new modeling developments that better describe the real-world complexity of soil water retention. This session will highlight the latest efforts in the measurement and modeling of in-situ soil water retention.
Monday, October 23, 2017: 2:55 PM-4:30 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 14

Organizer:
Dedrick D. Davis
Moderator:
Dedrick Davis
2:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
3:00 PM
Soil Water Retention of a Bare Soil with Changing Bulk Densities.
Dilia Kool, Iowa State University; Ohene Akuoke, Iowa State University; Bing Tong, Iowa State University; Joshua L. Heitman, North Carolina State University; Thomas J. Sauer, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Robert Horton, Iowa State University
3:30 PM
Temporal Scales of Water Retention Dynamics Observed in Arable Soils of Weighing Lysimeters.
Horst H. Gerke, ZALF - Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research; Marcus Herbrich, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) M√ľncheberg
4:00 PM
Soil Water Infiltration and Retention Under Saline and Sodic Conditions.
Xuejun Dong, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center; Daniel Leskovar, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Shane Sieckenius, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Desire Djidonou, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
4:30 PM
Adjourn