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Measuring soil moisture near soil surface...minor differences due to neutron source typeAuthor(s): Robert R. Ziemer; Irving Goldberg; Norman A. MacGillivray
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-158. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionMoisture measurements were made in three media?paraffin, water, saturated sand?with four neutron miusture meters, each containing 226-radium-beryllium, 227-actinium-beryllium, 238-plutonium-beryllium, or 241-americium-beryllium neutron sources. Variability in surface detection by the different sources may be due to differences in neutron sources, in length of source, or both.
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CitationZiemer, Robert R.; Goldberg, Irving; MacGillivray, Norman A. 1967. Measuring soil moisture near soil surface...minor differences due to neutron source type. Res. Note PSW-RN-158. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p
Keywordssoil moisture measurement, neutron moisture meter soil moisture meter, soil surface moisture, vertical resolution, americium-beryllium, hydrometeorology
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