Soil matric potential - tensiometer (T5)

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Parameter to be measured:

Soil matric potential

Method:

Tensiometer

Equipment:

T5

Advantages:

  • Small
  • Very fast response
  • Great resolution when used with the DL6-te Tensiometer Data logger
  • Reliable


Disadvantages:

  • Their small size makes them great for laboratory or flume experiments but less appropriate for field measurements.
  • They have to be taken out of the soil to refill them.


What to watch out for:

  • Don’t burry them too deep - you will have to dig them out (and thus disturb the soil again) if you need to refill them.


Problems/Questions:

Links

Projects that used the above equipment: EPFL erosion


Other related web sites:

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