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Soil Measurements

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Huwe, Bernd ; Bogner, Christina ; Foken, Thomas:
Soil Measurements.
In: Foken, Thomas (ed.): Springer Handbook of Atmospheric Measurements. - Cham, Switzerland : Springer , 2021 . - pp. 1625-1652 . - (Springer Handbooks )
ISBN 978-3-030-52170-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52171-4_61

Official URL: Volltext

Abstract in another language

Atmosphere and soil are intensively coupled and interlinked in manifold aspects. The most relevant interfaces are the very soil surface, where water is stored and water fluxes are split into evaporation, runoff and infiltration, and the soil–root system, which controls transpiration. Hence, important topics are surface properties like roughness, wettability, sealing and crusting, water storage, water availability for plant roots, water retention, and conductivity characteristics of the subsurface soil. In this chapter, we give an overview of soil hydraulic measurements and analyses with relevance for the soil–plant–atmosphere system that have been used in the past and are still of high relevance in the context of ecosystem research. More specifically, we focus on devices and procedures that are fundamental for soil systems and highlight recent developments. We close this chapter with an outline of promising future developments.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Soil measurements; Soil texture; Pore size; Water retention curve; Ground heat flux; Infiltration; Runoff; Soil moisture; Time domain reflectometry
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Former Professors > Professor Micrometeorology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Foken
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Former Professors > Professor Soil Physics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Huwe
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
500 Science > 530 Physics
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
500 Science > 570 Life sciences, biology
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2021 08:03
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 09:14
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/67801