Office Hours 5: Soil Water Content Measurement Methods

Learn which soil water content measurement method is right for your application in this live Q&A session with our science and product experts.

Which soil moisture sensor is right for your situation?

In this METER Environment Office Hours Q&A session, join research scientist Leo Rivera and application expert Chris Chambers as they tackle your toughest environmental measurement questions. In this episode on soil moisture methods, they answer questions about:

  • Tensiometer accuracy
  • Diurnal water fluctuation
  • Weather stations
  • Dealing with sensors in rocky soil
  • Constraints and considerations of arid and highly saturated soils
  • And more

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Chris Chambers operates as the Environment Support Manager and the Soil Moisture Sensor Product Manager at METER Group, the world leader in soil moisture measurement. He specializes in ecology and plant physiology and has over 10 years of experience helping researchers measure the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.

Leo Rivera operates as a research scientist and Hydrology Product Manager at METER Group, the world leader in soil moisture measurement. He earned his undergraduate degree in Agriculture Systems Management at Texas A&M University, where he also got his Master’s degree in Soil Science. There he helped develop an infiltration system for measuring hydraulic conductivity used by the NRCS in Texas. Currently, Leo is the force behind application development in METER’s hydrology instrumentation including HYPROP and WP4C. He also works in R&D to explore new instrumentation for water and nutrient movement in soil.

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