Eurasian Journal of Soil Science

Volume 3, Issue 2, Oct 2014, Pages 108 - 115
DOI: 10.18393/ejss.98721
Stable URL: http://ejss.fess.org/10.18393/ejss.98721
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Soil hydrophysical characteristics in the Nitra river basin (Slovakia): Their monitoring, analysis, online publishing

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Igaz ,D., Horak,J., Sinka,K., Kondrlova,E., 2014. Soil hydrophysical characteristics in the Nitra river basin (Slovakia): Their monitoring, analysis, online publishing. Eurasian J Soil Sci 3(2):108 - 115. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.98721
Igaz ,D.,Horak,J.Sinka,K.,& Kondrlova,E. Soil hydrophysical characteristics in the Nitra river basin (Slovakia): Their monitoring, analysis, online publishing Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, DOI : 10.18393/ejss.98721
Igaz ,D.,Horak,J.Sinka,K., and ,Kondrlova,E."Soil hydrophysical characteristics in the Nitra river basin (Slovakia): Their monitoring, analysis, online publishing" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, DOI : 10.18393/ejss.98721
Igaz ,D.,Horak,J.Sinka,K., and ,Kondrlova,E. "Soil hydrophysical characteristics in the Nitra river basin (Slovakia): Their monitoring, analysis, online publishing" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, DOI : 10.18393/ejss.98721
D,Igaz .J,Horak.K,Sinka.E,Kondrlova "Soil hydrophysical characteristics in the Nitra river basin (Slovakia): Their monitoring, analysis, online publishing" Eurasian J. Soil Sci, vol., no., pp., DOI : 10.18393/ejss.98721
Igaz ,Dusan ;Horak,Jan ;Sinka,Karol ;Kondrlova,Elena Soil hydrophysical characteristics in the Nitra river basin (Slovakia): Their monitoring, analysis, online publishing. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science,. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.98721

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Igaz , D., Horak, J., Sinka, K., Kondrlova, E., 2014. Soil hydrophysical characteristics in the Nitra river basin (Slovakia): Their monitoring, analysis, online publishing. Eurasian J. Soil Sci. 3(2): 108 - 115. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.98721

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Dusan Igaz , Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Department of Biometeorology and Hydrology, Nitra, Slovakia
Jan Horak , Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Department of Biometeorology and Hydrology, Nitra, Slovakia
Karol Sinka , Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Department of Landscape Planning and Ground Design, Nitra, Slovakia
Elena Kondrlova , Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Department of Biometeorology and Hydrology, Nitra, Slovakia

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Issue published online: 30 Oct 2014
Article first published online : 18 Oct 2014
Manuscript Accepted : 14 Oct 2014
Manuscript Received: 20 Jun 2014
DOI: 10.18393/ejss.98721
Stable URL: http://ejss.fesss.org/10.18393/ejss.98721

Abstract

The paper is focused on the purpose made, or local monitoring of areal unit of the Nitra river basin (Slovakia, Central EU with total area 4501 km2) in order to obtain the inputs on soil, moisture and hydrophysical characteristics of the given area. In this study, there was evaluated the share of individual soil texture classes in the Nitra river basin on the basis of map records and its comparison with the soil samples taken from the 111 selected sites. Soil samples were taken from two depths of soil profile (15-20 cm, 40-45 cm). The sites were chosen according to the percentage representation of individual soil texture classes. Based on the identification of sampling points localization and following analysis of granularity ratio, it can be concluded that the grain composition from the soil samplings does not correspond fully with the map records. Subsequently, drainage branches of moisture retention curves were measured for all sites. Obtained hydrophysical data were enabled on the web-portal. With the use of OpenGeo Suite software, version 4.0.2 and its components Geoserver and Geoexplorer, the data on soil characteristics were published online at: http://fzki.uniag.sk/02FacultyStructure/02Departments/KBH/02Research/Hydrophysics. Thus, information about the soil characteristics in the basin is available to specialists.

Keywords

The Nitra River Basin, hydrophysical chararacteristics

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References

Barančíková, G., Fazekašová, D., Manko, P., Torma, S., 2009. Chémia životného prostredia. PU Prešov, 2009. p. 255.

Bárek, V., Halaj, P., Takáč, J., 2008. Determination of moisture needs for special crops and vegetables in a changing climate of Slovakia. Acta Horticulturae et Regiotecturae. Nitra : Slovak agricultural university, 11 (1): 9-13.

Brus, D., Kempen, B., Heuvelınk, G., 2011. Sampling for validation of digital soil maps. European Journal of Soil Science, 62: 394–407.

Comegna, V., Damıanı, P., Somella, A., 1998. Use of a fractal model for determining soil water retention curves. Geoderma, 85: 307–323.

Genuchten, M.Th., 1980. A closed-form equation for predicting the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils. Soil Science Society America Journal 44: 892-898.

Halaj, P., Bárek, V., 2001. Investment effectiveness of flood control measures. In: Weather extremes as a limiting factor of biometeorological processes : International bioclimatological workshop : Račkova dolina, Nitra.

Hunt, D., Hubbard, K., Wilhite, D.A., Arkebauer, T.J., Dutcher, A.L., 2008. Development and evaluation of a soil moisture index. International Journal of Climatology 29: 747-759.

Kempen, B., Heuvelınk, G. B. M., Brus, D. J. And Stoorvogel, J. J. 2010. Pedometric mapping of soil organic matter using a soil map with quantified uncertainty. European Journal of Soil Science, 61: 333–347.

Mazúr, E., Luknıš, M. 1980. Geomorfologické členenie. In: Atlas SSR. Bratislava, Slovenská akadémia vied, SÚGK.

Mıčıetová, E. ,2001. Geografický informačný systém: štruktúra, integrita, interoperabilita, implementácia : habilitačná práca. Bratislava.

Pachepsky, Y.A., Tımlın, D., Varallyay, G., 1996. Artificial neural networks to estimate soil water retention from easily measurable data. Soil Science Society Ametica Journal 60: 727–733.

Rodný, M., Igaz, D., Tóthová, I., Horák, J., Šurda, P., 2010. Determination of the retention curve points using the artifical neural networks. In Journal of International Scientific Publications: Ecology & Safety. - Burgas: Science & Education Foundation. ISSN 4(1): 177-185.

Skalová, J. 2003. Použitie pedotransferových funkcií pri diagnostike vodného režimu pôd. Acta hydrologica Slovaca. 4(2): 300-306.

Skalová, J., Jaroš, B. 2008. Soil water regime assessment in Morava basin. Cereal Research Communications 36: 243-246.

Skalová, J., Jaroš B., Novák V., 2009. The Influence of Different Canopies on Groundwater Table Level Changes at Kláštorské Lúky Natural Reserve. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics 57(4): 276

Scheınost, A.C., Sınowskı, W., Auerswald, K., 1997. Regionalization of soil water retention curves in a highly variable soilscape: I. Developing a new pedotransfer function. Geoderma 78: 129–143.

Srıdhar, V., Hubbard, K., You, J., Hunt, D., 2007. Development of the Soil Moisture Index to Quantify Agricultural Drought and Its “User Friendliness” in Severity-Area-Duration Assessment. Journal of Hydrometeorology 9: 660-676.

Szılagyı, J. 2011. A calibration-free evapotranspiration mapping technique for spatially-distributed regional-scale hydrologic modeling. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics. 59(2): 118

Šútor, J., Gomboš, M., 2007a. Voda v zóne aerácie pôd východoslovenskej nížiny, UH-SAV Bratislava, 274p.

Šútor, J., Gomboš, M., Matı, R., Tall, A., Ivančo, J. 2007b. Voda v zóne aerácie pôd Východoslovenskej nížiny. Bratislava - Michalovce : ÚH SAV, 2007. 279p.

Šútor, J., Štekauerová V. 2000. Hydrofyzikálne charakteristiky pôd Žitného ostrova. Bratislava : Slovenská akadémia vied, 163p.

Šraj, M., Dirnbek, L., Brilly, M., 2010. The influence of effective rainfall on modeled runoff hydrograph. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics. 58(1): 3-14.

Vereecken, H., Maes, J., Feyen, J., Darıus, P., 1989. Estimating the soil moisture retention characteristic from texture, bulk density, and carbon content. Soil Science 148: 389–403.

Wösten, J.H.M., Pachepsky, Y.A., Rawls, W.J. 2001. Pedotransfer functions: bridging the gap between available basic soil data and missing soil hydraulic characteristics. Journal of Hydrology 251: 123–150.

Yureklı, K., Kurunc, A., 2006. Simulating agricultural drought periods based on daily rainfall and crop water consumption. Journal of Arid Environments. 67(4): 629-640.

Abstract

The paper is focused on the purpose made, or local monitoring of areal unit of the Nitra river basin (Slovakia, Central EU with total area 4501 km2) in order to obtain the inputs on soil, moisture and hydrophysical characteristics of the given area. In this study, there was evaluated the share of individual soil texture classes in the Nitra river basin on the basis of map records and its comparison with the soil samples taken from the 111 selected sites. Soil samples were taken from two depths of soil profile (15-20 cm, 40-45 cm). The sites were chosen according to the percentage representation of individual soil texture classes. Based on the identification of sampling points localization and following analysis of granularity ratio, it can be concluded that the grain composition from the soil samplings does not correspond fully with the map records. Subsequently, drainage branches of moisture retention curves were measured for all sites. Obtained hydrophysical data were enabled on the web-portal. With the use of OpenGeo Suite software, version 4.0.2 and its components Geoserver and Geoexplorer, the data on soil characteristics were published online at: http://fzki.uniag.sk/02FacultyStructure/02Departments/KBH/02Research/Hydrophysics. Thus, information about the soil characteristics in the basin is available to specialists.

Keywords: The Nitra River Basin, hydrophysical chararacteristics

References

Barančíková, G., Fazekašová, D., Manko, P., Torma, S., 2009. Chémia životného prostredia. PU Prešov, 2009. p. 255.

Bárek, V., Halaj, P., Takáč, J., 2008. Determination of moisture needs for special crops and vegetables in a changing climate of Slovakia. Acta Horticulturae et Regiotecturae. Nitra : Slovak agricultural university, 11 (1): 9-13.

Brus, D., Kempen, B., Heuvelınk, G., 2011. Sampling for validation of digital soil maps. European Journal of Soil Science, 62: 394–407.

Comegna, V., Damıanı, P., Somella, A., 1998. Use of a fractal model for determining soil water retention curves. Geoderma, 85: 307–323.

Genuchten, M.Th., 1980. A closed-form equation for predicting the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils. Soil Science Society America Journal 44: 892-898.

Halaj, P., Bárek, V., 2001. Investment effectiveness of flood control measures. In: Weather extremes as a limiting factor of biometeorological processes : International bioclimatological workshop : Račkova dolina, Nitra.

Hunt, D., Hubbard, K., Wilhite, D.A., Arkebauer, T.J., Dutcher, A.L., 2008. Development and evaluation of a soil moisture index. International Journal of Climatology 29: 747-759.

Kempen, B., Heuvelınk, G. B. M., Brus, D. J. And Stoorvogel, J. J. 2010. Pedometric mapping of soil organic matter using a soil map with quantified uncertainty. European Journal of Soil Science, 61: 333–347.

Mazúr, E., Luknıš, M. 1980. Geomorfologické členenie. In: Atlas SSR. Bratislava, Slovenská akadémia vied, SÚGK.

Mıčıetová, E. ,2001. Geografický informačný systém: štruktúra, integrita, interoperabilita, implementácia : habilitačná práca. Bratislava.

Pachepsky, Y.A., Tımlın, D., Varallyay, G., 1996. Artificial neural networks to estimate soil water retention from easily measurable data. Soil Science Society Ametica Journal 60: 727–733.

Rodný, M., Igaz, D., Tóthová, I., Horák, J., Šurda, P., 2010. Determination of the retention curve points using the artifical neural networks. In Journal of International Scientific Publications: Ecology & Safety. - Burgas: Science & Education Foundation. ISSN 4(1): 177-185.

Skalová, J. 2003. Použitie pedotransferových funkcií pri diagnostike vodného režimu pôd. Acta hydrologica Slovaca. 4(2): 300-306.

Skalová, J., Jaroš, B. 2008. Soil water regime assessment in Morava basin. Cereal Research Communications 36: 243-246.

Skalová, J., Jaroš B., Novák V., 2009. The Influence of Different Canopies on Groundwater Table Level Changes at Kláštorské Lúky Natural Reserve. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics 57(4): 276

Scheınost, A.C., Sınowskı, W., Auerswald, K., 1997. Regionalization of soil water retention curves in a highly variable soilscape: I. Developing a new pedotransfer function. Geoderma 78: 129–143.

Srıdhar, V., Hubbard, K., You, J., Hunt, D., 2007. Development of the Soil Moisture Index to Quantify Agricultural Drought and Its “User Friendliness” in Severity-Area-Duration Assessment. Journal of Hydrometeorology 9: 660-676.

Szılagyı, J. 2011. A calibration-free evapotranspiration mapping technique for spatially-distributed regional-scale hydrologic modeling. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics. 59(2): 118

Šútor, J., Gomboš, M., 2007a. Voda v zóne aerácie pôd východoslovenskej nížiny, UH-SAV Bratislava, 274p.

Šútor, J., Gomboš, M., Matı, R., Tall, A., Ivančo, J. 2007b. Voda v zóne aerácie pôd Východoslovenskej nížiny. Bratislava - Michalovce : ÚH SAV, 2007. 279p.

Šútor, J., Štekauerová V. 2000. Hydrofyzikálne charakteristiky pôd Žitného ostrova. Bratislava : Slovenská akadémia vied, 163p.

Šraj, M., Dirnbek, L., Brilly, M., 2010. The influence of effective rainfall on modeled runoff hydrograph. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics. 58(1): 3-14.

Vereecken, H., Maes, J., Feyen, J., Darıus, P., 1989. Estimating the soil moisture retention characteristic from texture, bulk density, and carbon content. Soil Science 148: 389–403.

Wösten, J.H.M., Pachepsky, Y.A., Rawls, W.J. 2001. Pedotransfer functions: bridging the gap between available basic soil data and missing soil hydraulic characteristics. Journal of Hydrology 251: 123–150.

Yureklı, K., Kurunc, A., 2006. Simulating agricultural drought periods based on daily rainfall and crop water consumption. Journal of Arid Environments. 67(4): 629-640.



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