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Merging Measurement and Modelling of Soil Physics

Venue and time

The course takes place at Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele from 5 - 10 March 2018.


The focus of this course is the need for unified treatment of measurement and modelling in quantitative soil physics. Accepted and emerging concepts of key processes of water flow in unsaturated porous media are presented together with standard and novel measurement technologies. Specifically, we will discuss how advancements in our understanding of soil physics should guide the design of measurement and monitoring efforts. Similarly, we will discuss how the interpretation of measurements made with emerging indirect methods should be made in the context of the soil physical model of interest.

At this course you will meet lecturers from The University of Arizona, Aalborg University and Aarhus University.

The target audience is comprised of international PhD students with backgrounds in agronomy, soil physics, environmental engineering, hydrology, hedrogeology and geophysics.



The course week is a mix of theory and field/laboratory exercises.




Pre-registration is open. 


If you have questions regarding course content, contact Lis Wollesen de Jonge, Department of Agroecology

If you have questions regarding practical matters, contact Jytte Christensen, Department of Agroecology