Advanced Soil Physics

Course Information
TitleΠΡΟΧΩΡΗΜΕΝΗ ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΤΟΥ ΕΔΑΦΟΥΣ 1 / Advanced Soil Physics
CodeΕΔΝ702
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420000694

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600120845
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of physics, soil science and soil physics
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the students while be able to: 1. Understand equilibrium in force fields 2. Understand mass and energy flow in the soil 3. Organize and present work about physical properties of agricultural soils
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Soil physical characteristics 2. The solid phase of the soil - aggregate dynamics 3. Equilibrium in force fields – Potential energy 4. Water retention in soil 5. Mass and energy flow in the soil 6. Water flow in saturated soil 7. Water flow in unsaturated soil 8. Infiltration and redistribution of soil water 9. Evaporation of soil water 10. Solute movement in soil 11. Soil-plant-water relations 12. The gaseous phase of the soil 13. Soil temperature and heat flow
Keywords
aggregation, soil water potential, water flow, soil air, soil temperature
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of power point and internet
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Exams
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Obligatory attend of the courses. Presentation of bibliographical work. Written examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις προχωρημένης εδαφοφυσικής. 2013. Κ.Π. Παναγιωτόπουλος Πανεπιστημιακές εκδόσεις ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη Jury W. and Horton R. 2004. Soil Physics. John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey Roth, K., 2012: Soil Physics. Lecture Notes. Institute of Environmental Physics, Heidelberg University
Last Update
05-11-2015