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Predicting Soil Thickness

Anywhere on a Landscape


What if you could predict how thick the soil was anywhere in a vast ecosystem? Nick Patton has been developing a model to do just that. Knowing a soil’s thickness is important for understanding how much carbon, nitrogen, and other nutrients are stored in soil. In the video below, Nick explains how he conducts his research and how it is a game changer for soil science.