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2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

81 Symposium--Recent Advances in Soil Physics Instrumentation and Sensors

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology
Soil physical property sensing forms a backbone for agricultural and environmental research. Novel sensors and instrumentation are being developed, as well as expanded applications to support research, management and decision making. Traditional soil property sensing devices for bulk soil-dielectric permittivity, -electrical conductivity and -temperature continue to improve. In addition, novel measurement instruments continue to be developed with expanded applications beyond soil properties to include hydrological and thermal processes of interest and beyond. This symposium will feature invited speakers working at the cutting edge of measurement technology development who will describe present and potential future sensing capabilities.
Monday, October 23, 2017: 1:10 PM-2:55 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 14

Scott B. Jones and Michael H. Cosh
Scott B. Jones and Michael H. Cosh
1:10 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:15 PM
Measuring Soil Properties and Processes with Thermo-Time Domain Reflectometry Sensors.
Robert Horton, Iowa State University; Tusheng Ren, China Agricultural University; Joshua L Heitman, North Carolina State University; Yili Lu, China Agricultural University
1:35 PM
2:15 PM
Towards Multi-Scale Tracking of Water Movement across the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum Using Heated Fiber Optics.
Chadi Sayde, North Carolina State University; Christoph Thomas, University of Bayreuth; John Selker, Oregon State University
2:35 PM
P-Band Signals of Opportunity: A New Approach to Remote Sensing of Root Zone Soil Moisture.
James Garrison, Purdue University; Jeffrey R. Piepmeier, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Yao-Cheng Lin, Purdue University; Rajat R. Bindlish, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Benjamin Nold, Purdue University; Manuel R. Vega, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Michael H. Cosh, USDA-ARS; Cornelis F Du Toit, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
2:55 PM