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Volume 1, issue 2
SOIL, 1, 631–639, 2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
SOIL, 1, 631–639, 2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Short communication 21 Sep 2015

Short communication | 21 Sep 2015

Passive soil heating using an inexpensive infrared mirror design – a proof of concept

C. Rasmussen et al.

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There is a need to understand the response of soil systems to predicted climate warming for...