Welcome to Vadose Zone Journal (VZJ). This must be an extremely exciting time for all those who strive for more coherence and direction in vadose zone research. Initiation of this journal is motivated by the recognition that the vadose zone is fundamental to many scientific and engineering disciplines. Unfortunately, vadose zone research historically has been carried out mostly from disciplinary perspectives, with often limited knowledge of related work in other fields. The result is that our understanding of the vadose zone remains fragmentary and incomplete. VZJ is intended to be an interdisciplinary forum from which a more complete and coherent...

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