Soil Physics (16:375:555)

Fall 2009

Course Information

*      Class meets: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:35-6:55 PM at: ENR-223

*   Text: Introduction to Environmental Soil Physics by D. Hillel.

*    Instructor: Dr. Daniel Giménez,  240 ENR, gimenez@envsci.rutgers.edu

*   Reference Texts: 1) Jury, W. 1991. Soil Physics, 2) Marshall, T.J. 1988. Soil Physics, 3) Warrick, A.W. 2002. Soil Physics Companion.

Course Objectives

*   Understand the complexity of the soil system.

*   Understand the basic principles of transport processes through soils.

*   Be able to research an area of soil physics and communicate the results.

Course Resources

*   Tentative class schedule and lecture notes

*   Assignments  New Assignment 11/23

*   Term Paper

*     References: Webster et al. (2003); Sand-Jensen (2007)

*     Guidelines

*     Example of Presentation

Evaluation of Student Performance

Exams                                             35%

Homeworks                                     35%

Term Paper                                     30%