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  • Soil moisture monitoring station

    PureSense Environmental Inc. recently installed its soil moisture monitoring equipment at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The installation at Cal Poly is in a cauliflower seed project run by students of the university. The equipment allows students to view soil moisture data and learn how to make informed irrigation decisions based on the data they receive from the ...


  • Study tracks ´memory´ of soil moisture

    Original story at MIT News The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth’s landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of the planet’s water — less than one-thousandth of a percent. Yet because of its position at the interface between the land and the atmosphere, that tiny amount plays a crucial role in ...

  • NASA Satellite Set to Get the Dirt on Soil Moisture

    A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth's soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan. 29 dawn launch from California. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission will take the pulse of a key measure of our water planet: how freshwater cycles over Earth's land surfaces in the form of soil moisture. ...

  • Mapping Earth`s soil moisture with NASA

    Professor Dara Entekhabi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to lead a science team designing a NASA satellite mission to collect global soil moisture measurements and other data seen as key to improving weather, flood and drought forecasts and predictions of agricultural productivity and climate change. At present, scientists have no network for gathering soil ...

  • Soil climate monitoring in Antarctica

    Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, has an area of about 14 million sq. km. About 98% of the continent is covered by ice, which averages about 2100 m thick. This vast ice sheet contains the earth’s largest fresh water reserve. Of the ice-free ground, only 0.3% is available for soils to form. Currently there are seven soil climate stations in Antarctica, which monitor a range of ambient ...

  • Giumarra Reedley activates PureSense Soil Moisture Monitoring Systems and realizes immediate benefits

    One month after installing PureSense to manage irrigation for 80 acres of stone fruit trees, Giumarra Reedley, a division of the Giumarra Companies, is seeing promising results. Since PureSense's Field Monitoring Stations were installed, the orchard's root zone is already at least 12 inches deeper and trees are showing 8 to 14 inches of unexpected new growth. "In past growing seasons, we have not ...


    By PureSense Inc.

  • Soil Moisture Probes as a management tool for broadacre cropping enterprises

    Are you interested in being involved in a 'Cutting Edge' Agronomic Project and Discussion Group? SANTFA and Rural Directions Pty Ltd, are kicking off a project focussing on Soil Moisture Probes as a management tool for broadacre cropping enterprises, which will run from July 2009 through to May 2010. The project is about using soil moisture monitoring as a guide for making informed decisions in ...

  • First-light images from NASA’s soil moisture satellite revealed

    Original story at MIT News As severe weather hazards continue to afflict parts of the country to historic extremes, Professor Dara Entekhabi of the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and a team of NASA scientists provide an unprecedented resource to accurately observe moisture levels within the ...

  • NASA Soil Moisture Radar Ends Operations, Mission Science Continues

    Mission managers for NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory have determined that its radar, one of the satellite's two science instruments, can no longer return data. However, the mission, which was launched in January to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed, continues to produce high-quality science measurements supporting SMAP's objectives with ...

  • Onset® Adds Plug-and-Play Soil Moisture Sensor to Weather Station Product Line

    BOURNE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Onset Computer Corporation (http://www.onsetcomp.com), the world leader in data loggers, today announced that it has expanded its line ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

  • Screening soil moisture conditions reveals an increased risk of drought in a Swedish drainage basin

    The risk of drought in the Norrström drainage basin, Sweden, increased during the 20th century, a new study has found. As the frequency of the dry periods increased, less water was available in the landscape for agriculture and for the resupply of groundwater — despite an increase in precipitation in the area over the same period. The researchers reached this conclusion after screening ...

  • Continuous moisture measurement of biomass for better energy content data

    Moisture content is one of the fundamental parameters when deciding on biomass fuel quality as this in turn dictates energy content and price. In short, water is expensive to transport and to remove. The traditional methods of determining moisture content and bulk density almost all involve random sampling from a consignment which is not without drawbacks. The Dutch company INADCO, exhibiting for ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • Dry soils exacerbated 2006 heatwave in Northern France

    Dry soils and a lack of cloud cover help explain a major heatwave in France, concludes new research. The study indicates that the two drivers were separate, unlinked events that came together at the same time to worsen the 2006 heatwave. Its findings could allow heatwaves to be predicted more accurately to protect public health. Understanding and predicting heatwaves is increasingly important for ...

  • ASTM D7758 - 11 Standard Practice for Passive Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Source Identification, Spatial Variability Assessment, Monitoring, and Vapor Intrusion Evaluations

    Passive soil gas samplers are a minimally invasive, easy-to-use technique in the field for identifying VOCs and SVOCs in the vadose zone. Similar to active soil gas and other field screening techniques, the simplicity and low cost of passive samplers enables them to be applied in large numbers, facilitating detailed mapping of contamination across a site, for the purpose ...


    By ASTM International

  • Rainforest monitoring network deployed in Amazon

    Using open-access software and power saving technologies, researchers have developed an easily deployed, low-cost network for monitoring large areas of the Amazon rainforest. This Peruvian study shows that environmental information, such as soil moisture and rates of photosynthesis, can be recorded and uploaded to the internet without having to make repeated visits to remote areas. The Amazon ...

  • NanoCourier Transmitter for remote flow monitoring

    Automata's NEW NanoCourier™ Transmitter is a powerful tool for specific applications, such as sending flow or soil moisture data.   Unprecedented economy is achieved by incorporating essential features and all-in-one small packaging.  The NanoCourier™ Transmitter is ...


    By McCrometer Connect

  • LI-COR Introduces New Multiplexer for Automated Soil CO2 Studies

    Lincoln, Nebraska: LI-COR Biosciences now offers an automated solution for assessing spatial as well as temporal variability in CO2 flux. The new LI-8150 Multiplexer expands the capabilities of the company’s LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System by allowing up to 16 chambers to be controlled by a single LI-8100 Analyzer Control Unit. The LI-8100 is an economical and lightweight system for ...


    By LI-COR

  • Decagon`s environmental stations allow for customized monitoring

    The ability to accurately measure environmental parameters on a local scale is becoming an increasing need worldwide, whether you’re a hydrologist, an environmental researcher, or even a farmer. It is evident now that the environmental conditions and forecasts for one location cannot always be extrapolated for nearby areas. Due to differences in terrain, elevation, and topography, a rain ...


    By METER Group, Inc.

  • Onset Announces Green Roof Monitoring System

    Onset (http://www.onsetcomp.com), a leading supplier of data loggers and weather stations, today announced the HOBO® Green Roof Monitoring System, a research-grade system for measuring the performance of green roofs. Providing reliable performance in harsh rooftop conditions, the 15-channel system enables users to quickly and easily monitor green roof conditions, ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

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