Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102125041998Soil-Water RelationshipsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To teach soil properties , water in soil , complex reactions between soil and water.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. İ.Bülent OKUR
Learning Outcomes
1Able to learn and evaluate basic physical properties of soils
2Able to define introduce to soil of water and water losses from arable lands
3Able to inform on movement of water in soil
4Able to define properties of waters
5Able to apply subjects on adsorbtion and energy of water in soil
6Capable of distinguishing relationships between soil water and soil properties
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Basic physical properties of soil,soil water,hydrology,water retention in soil ,soil water potential, matric potential,available water, soil hydraulic properties,water movement in soil,the field soil water regime,infilration, penetration, evaporation,water balance ,measurment of soil water charecteristcs.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of water and physicochemical properties of waterDefinition of soil and water analysis
2Types, adsorbtion forces and importance of water in soilPorosity, texture, bulk density, water content, salt content and pH
3Porosity, bulk density, por and saturate ratios in soilPorosity, texture, bulk density, water content, salt content and pH
4Relationships between soil humidity and the other soil propertiesPorosity, texture, bulk density, water content, salt content and pH
5Forces on soil-water systemPorosity, texture, bulk density, water content, salt content and pH
6Basic concepts related with soil waterField capasity, welting point, available water, hygroscopic water
7Potential energy of soil waterField capasity, welting point, available water, hygroscopic water
8Humidity properties in soilField capasity, welting point, available water, hygroscopic water
9Dynamic of soil waterField capasity, welting point, available water, hygroscopic water
10Midterms
11Cappilarity and water movement in saturated and unsaturated soilInfiltration
12Surface tansion Permeability
13Hydrolic conductivity and Darcy lawCalculation and evaluation of analaysis results
14Laboratory exam
15Fina exam
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Recommended or Required Reading
M.B. Kirkham, Kansas State University, Manhattan, U.S.A.Principles of Soil and Plant Water RelationsYeşilsoy,Ş.1994.Toprak Bitki Su İlişkileri.Ç.Ü.Ziraat Fak.Yayın No 89 Munsuz,N.1982.Toprak Su ilşkileri A.Ü.Ziraat Fak. Yayın No. 798
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13226
Laboratory13226
Report Preparation155
Report Presentation111
Self Study149126
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Laboratory Examination111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)229
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