This book is written for all those involved in measurement of soil water phenomena, whether they be environmental scientists, field technicians, agronomists, meteorologists, hydrogeologists, foresters, physical geographers, civil or water engineers or students in these subjects. It contains a comprehensive description of all the major methods used for measurement of soil water content and potential, solute concentration, transport and balance of water and solutes, including recharge to groundwater aquifers. The emphasis is firmly on techniques which can be applied in the field or on samples obtained from the field.
The theory and practice of the workings of the main instruments and methods available is described, along with practical tips on surmounting some of the main difficulties and explanations of many commonly encountered jargon words.
Keywords: Soil Water Measurement; David Cooper; in situ measurements; field soils; unsaturated rocks; hydraulic conductivity; solute content; Gravimetric Method; Neutron Probe; Dielectrics; Heat Dissipation; water potential; Zero Flux Plane Method, Hydrological Sciences, Soil & Geochemistry, Hydrological Sciences, Soil & Geochemistry