Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Solid Earth, 6, 929–943, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-6-929-2015
Solid Earth, 6, 929–943, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-6-929-2015

Research article 28 Jul 2015

Research article | 28 Jul 2015

Relationship between hydraulic properties and plant coverage of the closed-landfill soils in Piacenza (Po Valley, Italy)

C. Cassinari et al.

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The amount of water available to plants in a closed landfill soil is analyzed by laboratory analyses, by using pedotransfer functions (PTFs) and by studying plant coverage. The laboratory analyses and PTFs highlighted the soil's inability to hold water. The closed landfill plant coverage consists of annual species (therophytes) typical of disturbed environments. The soil's low-water content, together with other degraded soil characters, justifies the plant coverage.