Ortuani, Bianca, Benedetto, Andrea, Giudici, Mauro, Mele, Mauro and Tosti, Fabio (2013) A non-invasive approach to monitor variability of soil water content with electromagnetic methods. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 19. pp. 446-455. ISSN 1878-0296
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An accurate and high-resolution description of the spatial variability of soil water content at the field scale and the distribution of water in the unsaturated zone requires a large number of measurements. Financial and time constraints limit the numbers of measurement locations; thus the standard approach for monitoring could lead to a large degree of uncertainty in spatial predictions.
We test in a parcel of bare soil an alternative approach based on ground-based geophysical techniques, by comparing the monitoring of the soil water content obtained from the Electrical Resisitivity Imaging and the Ground Penetrating Radar with the variability maps estimated from the interpolation of soil water contents measured in different locations with capacitance probes. The agreement is good and the integration of the techniques is promising.
|Additional Information:||Open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 License.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||spatial variability; soil water content; electrical resistivity imaging; ground penetrating radar|
|Subjects:||Construction and engineering > Built environment
Construction and engineering > Civil and structural engineering
Construction and engineering
|Depositing User:||Fabio Tosti|
|Date Deposited:||27 May 2016 00:21|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2017 13:05|
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