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Hydrology 101: The Science behind SATURO Infiltrometer

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Dr. Gaylon S. Campbell teaches the basics of hydraulic conductivity and the science behind the SATURO automated dual head infiltrometer.

Master the basics

Dr. Gaylon S. Campbell teaches the basics of hydraulic conductivity and the science behind the SATURO automated dual-head infiltrometer. In this 30-minute webinar learn:

  • What is hydraulic conductivity?
  • Porous mediums
  • What determines hydraulic conductivity
  • Why you should care about hydraulic conductivity
  • How is hydraulic conductivity measured?
  • Lab instruments
  • Field instruments
  • The method behind SATURO: dual-head infiltrometer
  • Comparison: Double-ring and SATURO dual-head methods

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Our scientists have decades of experience helping researchers and growers measure the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. 

Presenter

Dr. Gaylon S. Campbell has been a research scientist and engineer at METER for 19 years following nearly 30 years on faculty at Washington State University.  Dr. Campbell’s first experience with environmental measurement came in the lab of Sterling Taylor at Utah State University making water potential measurements to understand plant water status.  Dr. Campbell is one of the world’s foremost authorities on physical measurements in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.  His book written with Dr. John Norman on Environmental Biophysics provides a critical foundation for anyone interested in understanding the physics of the natural world.   Dr. Campbell has written three books, over 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and has several patents.

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