EESC 4325 Environmental Aspects of Urban Soils

2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory; 3 credits

Definition, mineralogical and organic content, varieties, classification, and environmental aspects of soils. Factors affecting soil formation; soil erosion; soil ecology; soil genesis. Influence on ground water. Soil geography, surveys, and land use. Environmental impacts of soils. Field study of urban soils in the New York metropolitan area.

Prerequisite: EESC 2200W and EESC 3100 or permission of the instructor.


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