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Manufacturing Simple and Inexpensive Soil Surface Temperature and Gravimetric Water Content Sensors
 

Manufacturing Simple and Inexpensive Soil Surface Temperature and Gravimetric Water Content Sensors

Article doi: 10.3791/60308
December 21st, 2019

Summary December 21st, 2019

Accurately measuring temperature and water content of the upper 5 mm of the soil surface can improve our understanding of environmental controls on biological, chemical, and physical processes. Here we describe a protocol for manufacturing, calibrating, and conducting measurements with soil surface temperature and moisture sensors.

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