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Calibration of Soil Heat and Water Flux Meters

Cary, J.W. (1971) Calibration of Soil Heat and Water Flux Meters. Soil Science. 111(6):399-400.

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Philip (3) applied the theory of heat flow in a
heterogeneous system to the design of soil heat
flux meters. Soil water flux meters operate on
similar principles and have been studied by Cary
(1, 2). Both the heat and water flux meters
must be precalibrated. The calibration depends
upon the conductivity of the soil, and so the
variability of soil heat and water conductivity
becomes one of the main problems in practical
field use of the instruments. The purpose of this
note is to point out that the dependence on soil
conductivity can be eliminated by using two meters

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0197
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Subjects: Research methodology
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:51
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 19:45
Item ID: 209