Most people look at soil moisture only in terms of one variable: water content. But two types of variables are required to describe the state of water in the soil.
With good measurement techniques, it is finally possible to get a complete, high-resolution soil moisture release curve.
Lab and field instruments used together can provide researchers a symphony of information and can be used as powerful tools in understanding data and predicting a soil’s behavior over time.
Making good water potential measurements is largely a function of choosing the right instrument and using it skillfully. Read a comparison of water potential instruments and the ranges they measure.
This paper presents the information needed for simple models of soil water processes.
A comprehensive look at the science behind water potential measurement.
Compare current methods for measuring water potential and the pros and cons of each method.
Understand the different components of water potential.
The new HYPROP-VIEW data logging software simplifies sample-based measurements with one or several HYPROP balances.
A general checklist of things to remember before, during, and after installing sensors and data loggers in the field.