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Online ISSN: 1539-1663

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Original Research

Soil Hydraulic Parameters of Bare Soil Plots with Different Soil Structure Inversely Derived from L-Band Brightness Temperatures
M. Dimitrov, J. Vanderborght, K.G. Kostov, B. Debecker, P. Schulze Lammers, L. Damerow, and H. Vereecken

A New Method for in situ Measurements of Oxygen-18 Difference of Soil Water and Carbon Dioxide with High Time Resolution
Laura Gangi, Youri Rothfuss, Jerôme Ogée, Lisa Wingate, Harry Vereecken, and Nicolas Brüggemann

Using X-ray Computed Tomography to Describe the Dynamics of Nitrous Oxide Emissions during Soil Drying
E. Rabot, M. Lacoste, C. Hénault, and I. Cousin

Determining Soil Ice Contents during Freezing and Thawing with Thermo-Time Domain Reflectometry
Zhengchao Tian, Joshua Heitman, Robert Horton, and Tusheng Ren

Wetting and Drying Variability of the Shallow Subsurface beneath a Snowpack in California’s Southern Sierra Nevada
Ryan W. Webb, Steven R. Fassnacht, and Michael N. Gooseff

Compressibility of Undisturbed Silt Loam Soil – Measurements and Simulations
M. Berli, F. Casini, W. Attinger, R. Schulin, S.M. Springman, and J.M. Kirby

Density-Driven Migration of Heavy NAPL Vapor in the Unsaturated Zone
Simon M. Kleinknecht, Holger Class and Jürgen Braun

Cylindrically Confined Flows of Water from a Point Source and to a Sink, above a Water Table
Gregory Communar and Shmulik P. Friedman

Macropore-Matrix Water Flow Interaction Around a Vertical Macropore Embedded in Fine Sand--Laboratory Investigations
K. Germer and J. Braun

The AgroEcoSystem (AgES) Response-Function Model Simulates Layered Soil-Water Dynamics in Semi-Arid Colorado: Sensitivity and Calibration
Timothy R. Green, Robert H. Erskine, Michael L. Coleman, Olaf David, James C. Ascough II, and Holm Kipka

Numerical Investigation on Gas Emission from Three Landfill Soil Covers under Dry Weather Conditions
Charles W.W. Ng, Jian Liu, and Rui Chen

Effects of CT Number-Derived Matrix Density on Preferential Flow and Transport in a Macroporous Agricultural Soil
Sheela Katuwal, Per Moldrup, Mathieu Lamandé, Markus Tuller, and Lis W. de Jonge

Characterization of the Gas and Liquid Conductivity of an Above Ground, Commercial Scale Sulphur Block
Jeremy J.M. Ledding, Mingbin Huang, S. Lee Barbour, and M. J. Hendry

Comparison of IHM and MIKE SHE Model Performance for Modeling Hydrologic Dynamics in Shallow Water Table Settings
Jing Zhang and Mark Ross

Field-Measured, Hourly Soil Water Evaporation Stages in Relation to Reference Evapotranspiration Rate and Soil to Air Temperature Ratio
Judy A. Tolk, Steven R. Evett, and Robert C. Schwartz

Effects of Soil Bulk Density on Gas Transport Parameters and Pore-Network Properties Across a Sandy Field Site
Federico Masís-Meléndez, Lis Wollesen de Jonge, T.K.K Chamindu Deepagoda, Markus Tuller, and Per Moldrup

Predicting Rates of Weathering Rind Formation

A.G. Hunt

Within Year Changes in Hydraulic Properties of a Shallow Entisol in Farmland and Forestland

Hong-Lan Wang, Xiang-Yu Tang, Wei Zhang, Song-Bai Song, and Blair M. McKenzie

Spatiotemporal Patterns of Soil Matric Potential in the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory
Haoliang Yu, Peiling Yang, and Henry Lin

Application and Validation of an Upscaling Method for Unsaturated Water Flow Processes in Heterogeneous Soils
Na Li, Li Ren, and Xingye Yue

Transport and Retention of Polyvinylpyrrolidone-Coated Silver Nanoparticles in Natural Soils
Dengjun Wang, Deb P. Jaisi, Jing Yan, Yan Jin, and Dongmei Zhou

Special Section: Organic Materials Used in Agriculture, Horticulture, Reconstructed Soils, and Filtering Applications

Microgravity Oxygen Diffusion and Water Retention Measurements in Unsaturated Porous Media Aboard the International Space Station
R. Heinse, S.B. Jones, D. Or, I. Podolskiy, T.S. Topham, D. Poritz, and G.E. Bingham

Root Water Uptake by Romaine Lettuce in a Muck Soil: Linking Tip Burn to Hydric Deficit
Yann Périard, Jean Caron, Jonathan A. Lafond, and Sylvain Jutras

Wettability of Organic Growing Media used in Horticulture: A Review
J.-C. Michel

Pore Tortuosity and Wettability as Main Characteristics of the Evolution of Hydraulic Properties of Organic Growing Media during Cultivation
E. Kerloch and J.-C. Michel

Physical Properties of Organic Soil: Adapting Mineral Soil Concepts to Horticultural Growing Media and Histosols Characterization
J. Caron, J.S. Price, and L. Rochefort

Technical Notes

Field Observations of Regional Controls of Soil Hydraulic Properties on Soil Moisture Spatial Variability in Different Climate Zones
Tiejun Wang and Trenton E. Franz

Book Reviews

Review of Preferential Flow–Stokes Approach to Infiltration and Drainage
John R. Nimmo