EGU 2009, Digital Soil Mapping Session 19-24 April 2009

Dear Pedometricians and Digital Soil Mappers,

We are glad to announce you the DSM session (Soil System Science Group / Session SSS12-Digital soil mapping: novel approaches to the prediction of key soil properties for modelling physical processes) in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009 (Vienna, Austria, 19-24 April 2009).

The EGU DSM Session focuses on the mapping of key parameters and input variables for modeling soil processes. As we consider more complex models, applied to larger geographical regions, the demand for information on these inputs becomes harder to meet. Digital soil mapping is concerned with the provision of spatial information on soil properties on the basis of ancilliary variables, such as proxy and remote sensor data, and limited direct measurements.

We are looking for submissions under the following topics:

The development of spatial and non-spatial soil inference systems;

The quantitative treatment of the inevitable uncertainty in our predictions

The use of proximal and remote sensing technologies for mapping soil properties, such as geophysical measurements (conductivity measurements, GPR, passive gamma radiometry etc)

The identification of DSM priorities for the future in a context of soil sustainability

We are asking for 400-word abstracts (limited to one per presenting author). The deadline for abstract submission is 13 January 2009. These will be perused by a scientific committee. We will notify you if your paper has been accepted by Mid-February 2009. Details still to come.

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