Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Porosity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_460

The property of being porous. Operationally, the total volume in a soil or sediment, not occupied by solid materials. The interconnectivity of pores is a principal determining factor in hydraulic conductivity.

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