2014 - 2015

  The Relationship Between Soil and Environment in Israel  
Prof. eyal -mafat projectYad Avner - Geography115 Tue1600-1800 Sem  2
University credit hours:  2.0

Course description
The aim of the course is to provide students with tools to understand physical and chemical processes in soil in general and in Israel's soil in particular. Special emphasis will be given to the relationship of the natural and changing environment with the soil's phases (solid, liquid and gas).
The major subjects covered: soil as a natural and treasured body, the soil of Israel and its use during the past two decades, the three soil phases and theirs interaction with the environment, mineralogical composition and its effect on soil properties, soil as a colloidal system, soil solution, soil reactions with different material, agricultural problem, soil salinity, soil degradation, soil sealing and contamination, soil rehabilitation; the electrical double layer and the possible interaction of clay components with the soil solution.
A field trip to demonstrate environmental issues related to soil will take place during the course.

Soil of Israel, Introduction to Geology, Introduction to Geomorphology

Final exam: 100%

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