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Date

Tentative Topic

Reading

Week 1

Sept.

2

Introduction to soils

Part I, 1, Doc.1 and Doc. 2

Week 2

8

The liquid phase

Part I, 2

 

9

 

Week 3

14

The solid phase, Pictures

Part II, 3 and 4

16

Liquid-solid interactions

Part II, 4

Week 4

21

Soil structure/Characteristics of bulk soil

Part II, 5

23

Energy state of water in soil I

Part III, 6

Week 5

28

30

Energy state of water in soil II

Part III, 6 and Diagram Piezometers

Week 6

Oct.

5

7

Week 7

12

Test I

 

14

Soil-water retention I

Part III, 6 and slides

Week 8

19

Soil-water retention II

Part III, 6 and here

21

Transport processes in soils

 

Week 9

26

Water movement in saturated soil

Part III, 7

28

Week 10

Nov.

2

Test II

 

4

Water movement in unsaturated soil

Part III, 8 and Part VI, 14

Week 11

9

11

Solute transport in soil

Part III, 9, Article 1, Article 2

Week 12

16

18

Week 13

23

Soil temperature

Part V, 12

25

Thanksgiving Recess

 

Week 14

30

Gas transport

Part IV, 10 and 11 and Chapter

Dec.

2

Measurement of soil physical properties 

 

Week 15

7

Prediction of soil physical properties

 

9

Accessing NJ Soil Information I, II

Tentative

Final Exam

TBA