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Authors: Menziani, M.* 
Rivasi, M. R.* 
Pugnaghi, S.* 
Santangelo, R.* 
Vincenzi, S.* 
Title: Soil volumetric water content measurements using TDR technique
Issue Date: Jan-1996
Series/Report no.: 1/39 (1996)
Keywords: TDR technique
soil moisture
Subject Classification03. Hydrosphere::03.02. Hydrology::03.02.07. Instruments and techniques 
04. Solid Earth::04.02. Exploration geophysics::04.02.07. Instruments and techniques 
Abstract: A physical model to measure some hydrological and thermal parameters in soils will to be set up. The vertical profiles of: volumetric water content, matric potential and temperature will be monitored in different soils. The volumetric soil water content is measured by means of the Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) technique. The result of a test to determine experimentally the reproducibility of the volumetric water content measurements is reported together with the methodology and the results of the analysis of the TDR wave forms. The analysis is based on the calculation of the travel time of the TDR signal in the wave guide embedded in the soil.
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