Soil hydraulic conductivity is the ability of a soil to transmit water in saturated, nearly saturated, or unsaturated conditions. But measuring hydraulic conductivity can be confusing. Which measurement is right for your application: saturated or unsaturated hydraulic conductivity? And which instrument should you use?
Make the right choice
In Soil Moisture 302, Leo Rivera, Research Scientist at METER, discusses which situations require saturated or unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and the pros and cons of common methods used to measure both parameters. Find out:
- When to measure saturated hydraulic conductivity
- When to measure unsaturated hydraulic conductivity
- Instruments that measure each parameter
- The technology behind each instrument
- Advantages vs. disadvantages of each method