The neutron method for measuring soil moisture content - a review
Visvalingam, M.; Tandy, J. D.
J. D. Tandy
THE various methods of measuring the soil moisture content and its variations in space and time have been reviewed by many authors (Taylor, 1955; Marshall, 1959; Todd, 1960; Ballard and Gardner, 1965; Cope and Trickett, 1965). The moisture content is either measured directly, as in the gravimetric method, or it is estimated by determining its relationship to some other property of the soil as in the electric resistance, tensiometer and neutron scattering methods. The neutron scattering method estimates the moisture content of the soil by measurement of its hydrogen content. This paper summarizes the theoretical and practical aspects of the method and provides a bibliography which includes references to papers published more recently than those provided by Sweeny (1962), Ballard and Gardner (1965), and the Commonwealth Bureau of Soils (1968).
|Journal||Journal of soil science|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Visvalingam, M., & Tandy, J. D. (1972). The neutron method for measuring soil moisture content - a review. The Journal of soil science, 23(4), 499-511. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2389.1972.tb01680.x|
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