Soils are a porous medium, in which pores are the voids in soil which can be up to 50% of the volume of soil. Pores dictate the movement of fluids through soil and reflect biology, mineralogy, and land use history. Macropores (those studied here, as the scanner had resolution of 30-70µm) are conduits through which water and gas rapidly flow. I am interested in the structure of these pores, their regularity and heterogeneity.
Arroyo, Eva (2017): An exploration of pore structure through MicroCT scans: Mathematical metrics of individual pore structure. Poster presentation, REU in Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training, North Carolina State University, July 2017.
This Paper/Book acknowledges NSF CZO grant support.
REU Poster, 2017
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