Changing climate in the Arctic leads to a shorter snow season but deeper snow in the depths of winter. Under the insulating snow, biological processes are accelerated leading to higher nutrient availability and carbon losses.
Los suelos terrestres se están secando a medida que el planeta se calienta, pero aún no está claro que tan seco es muy seco.
Frozen flume experiments reveal the sensitivity of permafrost riverbank erosion to water temperature, bank roughness, and pore-ice content.
The soil scientist draws inspiration from the earth beneath her feet.
An inexpensive system of automated gas sensors and open-source software, tested in a Kenyan savanna, will help democratize and expand science research on soil respiration.
The color of soil reflecting the Sun’s rays affects the Earth’s climate and water cycle. Using satellite data that senses many wavelengths improves soil reflectivity estimates, especially in deserts.
New research suggests that mycorrhizal fungi take in 13 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually, playing a prominent role in Earth’s carbon cycle.
Modeling air flow in wet porous media relies on quantifying the combined role of fluid and media properties and flow dynamics on the microscale displacement mechanisms and macroscale unstable flow.
Years of drought and climate change are causing water resources to dwindle in the Colorado River Basin. But farmers and scientists are collaborating to learn how to grow crops with less water.
A global survey of mosses growing on soil found that the somewhat underappreciated plants cover a vast area and perform tasks such as sequestering carbon.