In order to understand past and future earth system dynamics, soils need to be represented correctly as they form the cornerstone of a complex feedback loop between atmosphere and vegetation or biogeochemistry in general. While current assessment tools have a representation of soil physics and soil biogeochemistry, they largely ignore changes in soil landscapes. However, soil properties and processes cannot be understood in isolation from their spatial and temporal context, as current and/or past lateral fluxes of solutes, sediments and water are key processes to understand current and future trends in soil systems and biogeochemical cycles.
The goal of this session is to link observation with dynamic process modelling based approaches to provide a more advanced soil-landscape analysis. We encourage contributions from a diversity of disciplines, including geomorphology, biogeosciences, hydrology and soil science and studies focusing on a broad range of spatial and temporal scales. We especially welcome studies emphasizing new tools, datasets, and ideas.