The major topics covered in the book are: Instrumentation and techniques providing use of dielectric probes, inductive electromagnetic meter, multi-angle Radarsat SAR data, total information content index based on optical remote sensing and isotopes and radiation techniques in soil moisture studies. Characterization of physico-chemical properties of soils gives information of charge characteristics of arid soils, electrochemical properties, soil water relations, properties of black clay soils, diagnosis and remedial measures of salt affected lands and intensive agriculture induced changes in soil properties. Computer programme package for crop simulation of soil hydraulic processes and use of simulation models for crop growth, root zone soil moisture and evapotranspiration. Information on tillage guide based on soil properties, soil properties, soil characteristics under long-term fertilizer and cropping schedule, sewage sludge application effects on soil properties, enhancing water use efficiency and canopy environmental temperature crop growth relations.
Providing information on frontiers of basic and applied sciences on the use of the emerging technologies of remote sensing, GIS and modeling of soil physical parameters, with special emphasis on soil moisture estimation, this book will be useful to physicists, hydrologists, agriculturists, chemists and other researchers working in the field of soil science.
Preface / Soil Water Content Measurement Using Modern Techniques / Microwave Dielectric constants of soil: Theory and Experiment / Capabilities of L-Band Dielectric Probe for Soil Moisture Estimation / Use of Isotopes and Radiation in Soil Water Studies / Charge Characteristics of Acid Soils in Agro-Climatic Regions of Karnataka / Electro-Chemical Properties of Acid Soils of Karnataka / Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Soils of Intensive Agriculture Zone / Characterization of Soil Colour and Its Use in Soil Moisture Estimation / Geophysical Techniques for Assessment of Soil Moisture and Soil Salinity / Soil Water Balance in Crop Simulation Model / Computer Programs Package for Soil Hydraulic Processes / Simulation of Root Zone Moisture: A Case Study / Study of Complex Permittivity of Soils of Gujarat at Microwave Frequencies / Evaluation of Multi-Incidence Angle Radarsat SAR Data for Soil Moisture Estimation / Applicability of Microwave Tools in Studies on Crop Sensitivity in Salt Affected Soils / Soil Moisture Quantification Through Total Information Content Index / Effect of Irrigation on Canopy Air Temperature Difference in Evaluating Biomass and Leaf Area Index in Chickpea Crop / Enhancing Water Use Efficiency in Groundnut Growing in Aeric Haplaquept / Tillage Guide for Assessing Tillage Requirement of Major Indian Soils for Rice Cultivation / Red Soil Characterization Under Permanent Fertilizer and Cropping Schedule at Bangalore / Influence of Irradiated Sewage Sludge on the Characteristics of Inceptisol / Waterlogged Salt Affected Lands: Diagnosis and Rememdial Techniques / Physio-Chemical Properties of Deep Black Clay Soils / Soil Water Relations of Bargi and Tawa Projects of Madhya Pradesh.