Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
SOIL, 2, 25–39, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-25-2016
SOIL, 2, 25–39, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-25-2016

Original research article 18 Jan 2016

Original research article | 18 Jan 2016

Pedotransfer functions for Irish soils – estimation of bulk density (ρb) per horizon type

B. Reidy et al.

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This study reviews pedotransfer functions from the literature for different soil and horizon types. It uses these formulae to predict bulk density (ρb) per horizon using measured data of other soil properties. These data were compared to known pb per horizon and recalibrated. These calculations were used to fill missing horizon data in the Irish soil database. This allowed the generation of a pb map to 50 cm. These pb data are at horizon level allowing more accurate estimation of C with depth.