About this Special Issue
Analysing soils by optical-electronic spectroscopic methods benefits from little sample preparation and a simultaneous determination of a suite of soil attributes from one scan, which both have contributed to establish, for instance, vis-NIR and MIR spectroscopy as efficient laboratory and, in recent years, field-applicable methods. An optimized use of soil spectroscopy is tied to, for example, technical advancements in the field of sensor development, adequate soil sampling strategies (2D and 3D), the advancement of chemometric methods by new algorithms, the blending and synoptic use of different sensor data and the application of soil spectral libraries, among other issues.
Furthermore, spectroscopic analysis is a promising tool to tackle new emerging demands such as soil contamination with microplastic. On the other hand, attempts to identify soil functions such as soil microbial activities require a critical review.
The Special Issue solicits forward-looking contributions, reviews, mini-reviews, and original research that describe the latest research contributions to this field and give insight into the greatest challenges currently existing and how to address these challenges for future innovations.
Extended Article Submission Deadline: November 29th 2024
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Keywords: soil spectroscopy, soil science, soil, spectroscopy, MIR spectroscopy, V-NIR spectroscopy, soil contamination