Water Regimes of Soils and Vegetation

  • Hans Jenny
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 37)


Growth of land plants is sustained by the water supply in the soil. How the soil receptacle is filled up and how it is drained by roots are questions of fateful concern to agriculture and forestry. Unlike the water in ponds and lakes, stored soil water is “hanging water.”


Soil Water Water Potential Field Capacity Water Regime Gravitational Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Jenny
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  1. 1.Department of Plant and Soil Biology, College of Natural ResourcesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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