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Soil Physics Workshop – Syllabus

Soil Hydrology with the Stevens HydraProbe Soil Sensor This year at the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2018 event in Amsterdam Stevens is excited to present a 2-hour Soil Physics Workshop. The interactive lecture will be hosted by Steven’s own Soil Scientist & Geochemist / Certified Professional Hydrologist Keith Bellingham. Course Summary Knowledge of soil moisture and …

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Summary of 2018 MOISST Workshop

Stevens recently sponsored the 2018 MOISST Workshop: From Soil Moisture Observations to Actionable Decisions, which was held June 4-7 in Lincoln, Nebraska. This workshop provided a unique opportunity for leaders in soil moisture research and development to come together in an interactive workshop format to exchange ideas and develop collaborations. This was the eighth consecutive …

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HydraProbe used in Mars Rover Challenge by Manipal University in India

UPDATE: The talented team of engineers ended up placing 7th overall out of 95 entries. Congratulations guys and gals! The original article continues below. The University Rover Challenge has been held every summer in Utah by the Mars Society. It’s a competition open to universities worldwide that encourages students to develop skills in robotics, improve the state-of-the-art …

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Soil Sensors Overview

As a leader in soil monitoring instrumentation, Stevens offers portable and in-situ sensors to measure moisture,  EC (salinity), temperature and matric potential. Moisture, EC and Temperature – In-Situ Used in more water supply forecast and climatological networks than any other soil sensor. The most scientifically researched soil sensor available. RELIABLE: Continual, long-term data without calibration. …

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Enhancements in Meteorological and Hydrological Models Using Soil Moisture Data

It has long been known that there is a strong relationship between soil water content and the health and yield of crops. But only in the past few decades has science quantified the specifics of these relationships. This research has expanded to develop a relationship between soil moisture levels and the impact on meteorological and …

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NRCS Urban Soil Primer

The Urban Soil Primer is intended to give planning officials and people who live in urban areas an introduction to soils. It provides information important in planning and managing land resources in a manner that helps to prevent or mitigate problems associated with sedimentation, contamination, runoff, and structural failure. In non-technical language, this publication describes …

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Introduction to Soil Surveys for Agronomic Use

The USDA’s Introduction to Soil Surveys for Agronomic Use, entitled “From the Surface Down”, is an introduction to soil types, horizons, and how they are measured. The intent of this publication is to increase user understanding of soils and acquaint them with the contents of a soil survey and supplemental interpretations that are important to …

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Soil Geomorphology and Identification

When working with or studying the soil, it’s important to know what type of soil is being examined. Each type of soil has different characteristics, and will have different effects on water infiltration rates, water holding capacity, evapotranspiration rate, and other soil characteristics. Soil sensors are one popular way of measuring soil moisture, salinity, temperature …

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