Journal article

Development of pedotransfer functions by machine learning for prediction of soil electrical conductivity and organic carbon content

KK Benke, S Norng, NJ Robinson, K Chia, DB Rees, J Hopley

Geoderma | Elsevier | Published : 2020


The pedotransfer function is a mathematical model used to convert direct soil measurements into known and unknown soil properties. It provides information for modelling and simulation in soil research, hydrology, environmental science and climate change impacts, including investigating the carbon cycle and the exchange of carbon between soils and the atmosphere to support carbon farming. In particular, the pedotransfer function can provide input parameters for landscape design, soil quality assessment and economic optimisation. The objective of the study was to investigate the feasibility of using a generalised pedotransfer function derived with a machine learning method to predict soil elec..

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