Eurasian Soil Science

, Volume 39, Supplement 1, pp S78–S83 | Cite as

Relationship between water tension and electrical resistivity in soils

  • A. I. Pozdnyakov
  • L. A. Pozdnyakova
  • L. O. Karpachevskii
Soil Physics


An increase in the soil water content results in a decrease in the electrical resistivity of soil. This relationship obeys an exponential equation. When the water content is below the range of capillary-film water, the clearest relationship between the electrical resistivity and water content is observed, which allows the soil and ground waters to be studied. At a high water content, the dependence of the electrical resistivity on the content of exchangeable anions, the pH, and some other properties is detectable.


Soil Water Soil Water Content Soil Solution EURASIAN Soil Science Electrical Resistivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Pozdnyakov
    • 1
  • L. A. Pozdnyakova
    • 2
  • L. O. Karpachevskii
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Soil ScienceMoscow State of UniversityLeninskie gory, MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Landviser Inc.USA

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