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Journal: Elements
Published: 01 April 2018
Elements (2018) 14 (2): 79.
... and rigorous evaluation may be biased towards profit is obvious. As a result, the credibility of “scientific content” in that particular journal is undermined, which in turn undermines the integrity of any scientific writing in our connected world. This is not an indictment on open access...
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Published: 01 May 2011
Vadose Zone Journal (2011) 10 (2): 654-661.
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Published: 01 February 2009
Vadose Zone Journal (2009) 8 (1): 158-166.
... parameters based on the ML theory of Berger (1985 , p. 224): “Suppose that X 1 , X 2 , …, X N are i.i.d. from the density f 0 ( x i | β ), β = (β 1 , β 2 , …, β p ) T being an unknown vector of parameters. (We will write x = ( x 1 , x 2 , …, x N ) T and \batchmode \documentclass...
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Published: 01 May 2007
Vadose Zone Journal (2007) 6 (2): 406-412.
... in irrigation scheduling, thus avoiding the difficulties that we saw in routine use of the NMM, which is highly regulated. Unfortunately, none of the EM devices proved sufficiently accurate for either irrigation management or scientific work. We do feel that the NMM continues to be useful for scientific work...
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Journal: Interpretation
Published: 30 July 2015
Interpretation (2015) 3 (4): 5N-6N.
... geoscience writing must convey meaning unequivocally to the reader. Terminology must be accurate, that is, it must represent scientific concepts and knowledge without error, and also must be precise, in that each geoscientific term must have the same meaning to all readers. Authors must be certain that all...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/SP287.5
EISBN: 9781862395350
..., and that is the thesis presented here, is based on epistemological factors. This paper looks at three works of travel literature, in which the chosen form of writing correlates with the central scientific findings of the respective authors: Belsazar de la Motte Hacquet (1739–1815), Ignaz von Born (1742–1791...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 December 1976
Journal of the Geological Society (1976) 132 (6): 687-711.
... imposing unnecessary constraints which interfere with his preparation of the final manuscript. The second is a precise and specific summary of the completed text of a paper. Recent trends in scientific writing, resulting partly from editorial attitudes, are causing authors to produce shorter papers...
Journal Article
Published: 01 August 2011
Vadose Zone Journal (2011) 10 (3): 955-973.
... Charles Munch; Hans Papen; Eckart Priesack; Hans Peter Schmid; Rainer Steinbrecher; Ulrike Rosenbaum; Georg Teutsch; Harry Vereecken Abstract Multicompartment and multiscale long-term observation and research are important prerequisites to tackling the scientific challenges resulting from climate...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 August 2011
Vadose Zone Journal (2011) 10 (3): 974-987.
... that have experienced millennia of intensive land use. Further CZOs have been selected to broaden the range of soil environments and data sets to test soil process models that represent the stages of the soil life cycle. The scientific methodology for this research focuses on the central role of soil...
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Published: 01 November 2010
Vadose Zone Journal (2010) 9 (4): 821-827.
...H. Vereecken; S. Kollet; C. Simmer Abstract In this special issue, we present recent scientific work that analyzes the role of patterns in soil–vegetation–atmosphere (SVA) systems over a wide range of scales ranging from the pore scale up to mesoscale catchments. Specific attention is given...
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Published: 01 May 2008
Vadose Zone Journal (2008) 7 (2): 640-653.
... top boundary conditions, macroporous flow, and interaction of soil water with groundwater and surface water. We discuss typical model applications that have appeared in recent scientific literature. New model developments are explained with respect to the numerical solution of Richards' equation...
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Published: 01 May 2008
Vadose Zone Journal (2008) 7 (2): 654-666.
... in the simulation results for subsurface distribution and remediation of CCl 4 , execution on multiple processors was required. We have developed a scalable implementation of a multifluid subsurface flow and transport simulator, STOMP, with capabilities for volatile organic compounds. Developing scientific software...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2008
Vadose Zone Journal (2008) 7 (1): 358-389.
... a vision for future research, listing many of the current scientific and technical challenges. With growing interest in watershed observatories, both hydrological and ecological, the focus of this review is to describe recent advances in soil water content measurement methods. We consider the issue...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 August 2007
Vadose Zone Journal (2007) 6 (3): 407-435.
..., although simplifying assumptions are needed to deal with heterogeneous materials. Surface complexation models for contaminant adsorption have the potential to increase the confidence and scientific credibility of transport modeling by reducing the uncertainty in quantifying retardation and providing...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2002.192.01.02
EISBN: 9781862394407
... any modern scientific research front. Historians of science usually have other motivations than the direct advancement of science. They are interested in the past 'for its own sake', the history of ideas, correct attributions of credit, understanding the philosophy and sociology of science, 'ancestor...
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Published: 01 November 2008
Vadose Zone Journal (2008) 7 (4): 1311-1312.
... of a very different flavor from what is common today. Thanks to the modern vocabulary and occasional footnotes explaining textual anomalies, this book is easier to read than 19th-century scientific writings that were originally written in English. Soil Science Society of America 2008 ...
Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2011
Vadose Zone Journal (2011) 10 (2): 778-779.
... not pretend to comprise a comprehensive survey of the current state of knowledge regarding the presence, transport, fate, or toxicological effects of steroid hormones and pharmaceuticals in the environment. In fact, the current pace of scientific research would quickly render any such attempt at completeness...
Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2010
Vadose Zone Journal (2010) 9 (2): 506.
... and future impacts of humans on all aspects of soils and their functioning. It attracted approximately 400 participants from 35 different countries, representing international and national soil science societies, scientific research organizations, universities, government bodies, nongovernmental agencies...
Journal Article
Published: 01 August 2009
Vadose Zone Journal (2009) 8 (3): 628.
... to those measuring soil water content and tension. Although it is directed toward the scientific community, the information in the manual should be useful to private consultants, irrigation district personnel, and other government agency personnel involved in farm-level irrigation water management. ...
Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2011
Vadose Zone Journal (2011) 10 (2): 773-777.
...Maciej Zalewski In as far the first chapter provides a context for the whole book, it warrants some detailed historical commentary. Efforts to integrate the knowledge of ecology and water sciences started in the mid-1990s independently in several scientific teams. During this initial period...