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Soil moisture measurement employing the neutron

  • Harvey Greenfield
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Summary

Present day methods used by most investigators for measuring soil moisture content are time consuming. Research in nuclear physics has revealed the neutron scattering phenomenon which may be utilized in this area. The experimental bases leading to the application of this concept to the desired study, as well as the accompanying instrumentation and calibration requirements, are presently discussed. Diverse applications are also considered.

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Climate Change Waste Water Soil Moisture Water Management Water Pollution 
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Zusammenfassung

Es werden die Grundlagen und Vorzüge einer Methode zur Messung der Bodenfeuchtigkeit mit Hilfe des Streuungseffekts von Neutronen dargelegt und die Meßeinrichtung und ihre Eichung im Laboratorium sowie ihre Verwendung bei Felduntersuchungen beschrieben. Ferner wird auf Anwendungsmöglichkeiten dieser Meßmethode hingewiesen.

Résumé

L'auteur présente ici les principes de base et les avantages d'une méthode de mesure de l'humidité du sol, méthode basée sur la dispersion des neutrons par l'eau. Il décrit en outre les appareils nécessaires, leur étalonnage au laboratoire et leur utilisation dans le terrain. Il indique enfin les possibilités d'utilisation de cette méthode de mesures.

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© Springer-Verlag 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harvey Greenfield
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  1. 1.Department of Aeronautics and Fluid MechanicsUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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