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Vadose Zone Moisture Content

Students determine the moisture content of the vadsoe zone using tensiometers (tensiometer data sheet -- Excel document), TDR (time domain reflectometry), and weighing (wet vs dry).

(Click on images below to see full-size photos.)

Using TDR to determine soil moisture content in a soil pit.

Drive a pilot hole for the tensiometer with a sliding hammer.

Cluster of tensiometers at different depths (1'-5').

Installing the tensiometer in the hole.

It's not always easy.


Last Updated: August 16, 2017 -- Questions or comments, contact Scott Brame.
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