Articles | Volume 2, issue 4
SOIL, 2, 631–645, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-631-2016

Special issue: Soil science in a changing world: contributions of soil science...

SOIL, 2, 631–645, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-631-2016

Review article 12 Dec 2016

Review article | 12 Dec 2016

Water in the critical zone: soil, water and life from profile to planet

M. J. Kirkby

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The review paper surveys the state of the art with respect to water in the critical zone, taking a broad view that concentrates on the global range of natural soils, identifying some areas of currently active research.