Evaluation of Effective Soil Moisture From Natural Soil Surfaces

지표면 토양의 유효 수분함유량 산출에 관한 연구

  • Published : 1995.12.01


In this paper several methods for retriving appropriate values of effective soil moisture contents from natural soil surfaces are introduced and compared each other. The soil medium has usually a nonuniform moisture profile; i.e., relatively dry at the top layer and relatively wet at the bottom layer. The effective soil moisture represents the quantitative value of soil moisture of the inhomogeneous soil medium in an average sense. A simple method is an arithmetic averaging of soil moisture values obtained from several layers of a soil surface. Otherwise, the penetration depths can be computed from a homogeneous and an inhomogeneous soil surfaces and compared in order to obtain the effective soil mosture. The other method is to obtain the effective soil moisture by comparing the reflectivities from both of a homogeneous and an inhomogeneous surfaces. Those methods are compared and the reflectivity technique is examined in more detail since the rader scattering is dominated by the reflectivity instead of the penetration.



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