soil moisture

Flow Analysis – Meteorological Technology International Magazine Published Article

One of the world’s largest meteorological networks, SNOTEL, is employing soil moisture sensors to monitor the impact of soil water content on stream flow forecasts By Keith Bellingham, Soil Scientist & Geochemist / Certified Professional Hydrologist Download a PDF of this article  Many complex political, social, environmental and scientific challenges impact water resources. Snow telemetry …

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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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Stevens Tempe Cell System

Stevens Tempe Cell System Soil Moisture Analysis System Search product catalog for all soil sensors Features Specifications Downloads Shop & Inquire Basic kit pictured. The Stevens Tempe Cell System can employ five different methods to eliminate the uncertainties from soil moisture measurements and achieve the highest level of accuracy. This system uses an enhanced gravimetric …

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HydraGO Field Version

HydraGO Field Version Wireless sensor-to-smartphone interface for HydraProbe Search product catalog for all soil sensors Features Specifications Downloads Shop & Inquire Take soil measurements anywhere for those applications not requiring a permanent soil monitoring system. Your Apple or Android device communicates wirelessly with the HydraProbe using an ad-hoc wi-fi radio link. Simply insert the probe …

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HydraGO

HydraGO Rugged, accurate and easy-to-use portable soil data collection Search product catalog for all soil sensors Features Specifications Downloads Shop & Inquire Take soil measurements anywhere for those applications not requiring a permanent soil monitoring system. Your Apple or Android device communicates wirelessly with the HydraGO using bluetooth. Simply insert the probe into the soil, …

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HydraProbe

HydraProbe Reliable Soil Insight Search product catalog for all soil sensors Features Specifications Downloads Shop & Inquire Articles Scientific Studies HydraProbe is a rugged soil sensor with patented technology that provides continual, consistent accuracy measuring the three most significant soil parameters simultaneously—moisture, salinity and temperature. As the most scientifically researched soil sensor available, it has …

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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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Webinar Recording – Soil Sensors Field installation, Management Practices and Troubleshooting

On April 20, 2017 we hosted the first in a series of soil physics training webinars. Here is the recording of the session as well as the slide deck we used. The webinar covered the following: Installation of soil sensors and things you should consider before going into the field. Best management practices and recommendations …

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HydraProbe FAQs

Here are 7 questions and answers about using the Stevens HydraProbe. Q: What is the difference between the terms “real dielectric constant” (RDC) and the “real dielectric permittivity”? A: The terms real dielectric constant and real dielectric permittivity are often times used interchangeably and in a matter of speaking, are synonyms to one another. The …

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Improved Water Supply Forecasts Using Soil Moisture Data

HydraProbe used to improve water supply forecast from 3 SNOTEL sites in Idaho over traditional antecedent conditions using the principle component forecast model Much of the water in the Western United States used for irrigation, municipal supplies and hydro-electric production originates as winter snow pack at higher elevations. Since the early 1900s, the correlation between …

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Soil Moisture Applications and Practices Using the HydraProbe Soil Moisture Sensor

Over the past ten years, environmental monitoring has become increasingly important. Environmental factors such as climate change, dwindling water resources, and threatened habitats are driving the need to monitor the environment and implement better policies to protect it. Many natural processes in the environment are driven by or in some ways related soil hydrological processes. …

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Stevens HydraProbe Helps in Landslide Research

Each year during the wet season we hear news reports about landslides in America and abroad. Sometimes these events happen in unpopulated areas but unfortunately they also occur in areas where people live, causing property damage and taking lives. But what causes these events and what can be done about them? That’s what Dr. Burns, …

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The Role of Soil Moisture on our Climate, Weather and Global Warming

Global warming is a topic that has received much attention in the media, especially during the hot days of summer. The process by which carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere prevents the escape of thermal energy into outer space is known as the greenhouse effect. The higher the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere the …

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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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Stevens Water and US Farm Bill Helps Farmers Optimize Crop Irrigation & Fertilization

Agriculture is a major element for survival of the human race and of the economic system. 42 percent of the world’s laborers are employed in agriculture, making it by far the most common occupation. With agriculture using approximately 60 percent of available freshwater withdrawals, concerns continue to grow over farmers implementing water conservation practices. Increasing …

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