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Soil Moisture 201<br> Moisture Release Curves—Revealed
Webinar - June 11, 2019

Soil Moisture 201
Moisture Release Curves—Revealed

A soil moisture power tool

Soil moisture release curves (soil-water characteristic curves) are like physical fingerprints, unique to each soil type. Use them in your research to understand and predict the fate of water in your particular soil. Moisture release curves answer critical questions such as: will water drain through the soil quickly or be held in the root zone? They are powerful tools used to predict plant water uptake, deep drainage, runoff, and more.

Increase your insights

In this 20-minute webinar, learn how to use a moisture release curve to analyze individual soil behaviors with respect to water. Discover:

  • The relationship between water content and water potential
  • What a moisture release curve is
  • What a curve can tell you about your soil
  • How to interpret moisture release curve data
  • What you can do with the data

Presenter:

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.