Submitted to: Elsevier
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: May 27, 2004
Publication Date: December 15, 2004
Citation: Rawls, W.J. 2004. Pedotransfer functions from the United States. Elsevier Development in Soil Science. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. 30(23):437-446. Technical Abstract: Numerous pedotransfer functions have been developed in the United States; however, most have been developed using data sets which are representative of a region or smaller area. The pedotransfer functions presented in this chapter have been developed from national data bases. The pedotransfer functions presented will be for water retention and saturated hydraulic conductivity. Pedotransfer functions for water retention take one of two forms. First, pedotransfer functions that predict water retention at specific matric potentials; and second pedotransfter functions that predict the parameters of water retention models.