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Parallel Sets and Morphological Measurements of CT Images of Soil Pore Structure in a Vineyard [chapter]

Fernando San José Martínez, Francisco J. Muñoz Ortega, Francisco J. Caniego, Fernando Peregrina
2013 Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences  
Important physical and biological processes in soil-plantmicrobial systems are dominated by the geometry of soil pore space, and a correct model of this geometry is critical for understanding them. We analyze the geometry of soil pore space with the X-ray computed tomography (CT) of intact soil columns. We present here some preliminary results of our investigation on Minkowski functionals of parallel sets to characterize soil structure. We also show how the evolution of Minkowski morphological
more » ... wski morphological measurements of parallel sets may help to characterize the influence of conventional tillage and permanent cover crop of resident vegetation on soil structure in a Spanish Mediterranean vineyard.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32408-6_48 fatcat:mask6qmna5gilpy4u3g35dhzfq