Articles | Volume 2, issue 4
Original research article
15 Dec 2016
Original research article |  | 15 Dec 2016

Sensitivity analysis of point and parametric pedotransfer functions for estimating water retention of soils in Algeria

Sami Touil, Aurore Degre, and Mohamed Nacer Chabaca

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