Computed tomography analysis of porosity in desert soils
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Vesicular (V) horizons are surface or near-surface horizons with a predominance of vesicular pores. They are critical to regulation of surface hydrology in desert landscapes. This research uses computed tomography (CT) to analyze the pore geometry of V horizons, in order to determine how climate, disturbance, and ecological change affect the size and shape of vesicles. There are opportunities for the student to be involved in analysis of CT scan data and scientific writing.