Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/25/2014
Publication Date: 8/16/2014
Citation: Pachepsky, Y.A. 2014. Scale and scaling in agronomy and environmental sciences. Book Chapter. Materials of the training course. USDA-EMBRAPA-University of Campinas. Campinas, Brazil.
Interpretive Summary: Scales of feasible measurements and scale of agronomic and environmental applications are vastly different in all practical cases. Methods are needed to reconcile the scales to provide reliable information at sociuetally important scales. The course provides a unique compendium of methods and applications of scale reconciliations. The course will be of use for all specialists in agronomy and environmental sciences in that it provides a comprehensive overview of thmethodology that is not available anywhere else.
Technical Abstract: Scale is of paramount importance in environmental studies, engineering, and design. The unique course covers the following topics: scale and scaling, methods and theories, scaling in soils and other porous media, scaling in plants and crops; scaling in landscapes and watersheds, and scaling in agronomic projects.