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CMIS: Chemical movement in soils, Introduction, Soil Physics,Oklahoma State University



Chemical Movement in Soils

Educational Model


A.G. Hornsby, Ron Jessup, D.L. Nofziger and Jinquan Wu



To demonstrate the manner in which chemicals move through different soils. CMIS utilizes a split screen technique with animation to enable users compare movement in different soil-chemical-management systems. It is designed to complement educational materials developed by Dr. Hornsby for primary and secondary schools.


Latest Version:

2005.03.14,  March 14, 2005
Version History



A manual outlining the purpose, model, and simplifications used in this program is available here.


Computer Platform:

The software is written in Java and runs as a Web Start application. The Java  run-time package and Web Start software are  available free of charge from Sun Microsystems, Inc. The program was developed and tested on various Windows platforms as well as on Linux and MacOS X. We recommend 128 MB or more of Random Access Memory. Approximately 40 MB of disk space is required. 


Link for Java Software:

Before a Java Web Start program can be used on a computer, the supporting software must be installed. This is needed only 1 time per computer no matter how many different applications use it. Sun Microsystems Inc provides this package free of charge at http://java.sun.com/ or it can be downloaded here. If this is the first time you are using it, just download the file from the site above. Follow the instructions given there for installations. I recommend that you accept the default values proposed in the install process. 


Download/Execute Program:

Click below to start the program for the area of interest. If you use the program more than one time, you will be given the option of storing it on your local computer. You can then start the program without coming to this page with a web browser. 

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D.L. Nofziger, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, 368 Ag Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. 

E-mail: david.nofziger@okstate.edu

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