An authoritative reference on soil physics, Soil Physics Companion is lavishly illustrated with graphs, charts, line drawings, and equations. The book provides a valuable source of material and reference for most contemporary topics of soil physics and the vadose zone - arguably the most comprehensive volume available. In addition to being a reliable reference, it is valuable as an advanced text from which topics of interest can be selected by the teacher and student.Topics include:Static and dynamic aspects of soilsTransport processes and soil water measurementsMovement of soil water in the context of overall water balance and its key role in the hydrologic cycleEnergy balance and thermal regimeSoil-plant-atmospheric interfaceSolute transport and soil-gas movementSpatial variabilityBuilding on the work begun in the bestselling Handbook of Soil Science, this reference takes soil physics one step further. Convenient and easy-to-use, it provides in-depth information at your fingertips. When you need easily accessible, readily available facts and theories, you need the Soil Physics Companion.