An authoritative reference on soil physics, Soil Physics Companion is lavishly illustrated with graphs, charts, line drawings, and equations. The book provides a valuable source of material and reference for most contemporary topics of soil physics and the vadose zone - arguably the most comprehensive volume available. In addition to being a reliable reference, it is valuable as an advanced text from which topics of interest can be selected by the teacher and student. Topics include: * Static and dynamic aspects of soils * Transport processes and soil water measurements * Movement of soil water in the context of overall water balance and its key role in the hydrologic cycle * Energy balance and thermal regime * Soil-plant-atmospheric interface * Solute transport and soil-gas movement * Spatial variability Building on the work begun in the bestselling Handbook of Soil Science, this reference takes soil physics one step further. Convenient and easy-to-use, it provides in-depth information at your fingertips. When you need easily accessible, readily available facts and theories, you need the Soil Physics Companion.