Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

228 Applications of Soil Moisture Monitoring in Agriculture, Hydrology, and Ecology

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology
Soil moisture is at the nexus of most environmentally-related activities. The partitioning of precipitation into infiltration, ground water percolation, runoff and evapotranspiration as well as the partitioning of incoming solar radiation into ground, sensible and latent heat fluxes are influenced by soil moisture. Spatio-temporal analysis of soil moisture as well as upscaling/downscaling methods have increased the range of soil moisture data applications. This session will discuss the multi-dimensional applications of soil moisture in diverse areas such as hydrological, meteorological, ecological and agricultural sciences.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 22

Emmanuel Rotimi Ojo and Andres Patrignani
Emmanuel Timi Ojo and Andres Patrignani
10:10 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:15 AM
A Soil Moisture Monitoring and Forecast Network for Improved Water Resource Management and Risk Prediction.
Scott B. Jones, Utah State University; Kshitij Parajuli, Utah State University; Rong Zhou, Utah State University; Wenyi Sheng, Utah State University; Morteza Sadeghi, Utah State University; Tyson E. Ochsner, Oklahoma State University; Jirka Šimůnek, Department of Environmental Sciences
10:30 AM
Diurnal Pattern of Soil Moisture and Temperature Under Corn and Soybean Fields in South Dakota.
Juan D. Pérez-Gutiérrez, South Dakota State University; Liming Lai, Extension Service - SDSU; Sandeep Kumar, South Dakota State University
10:45 AM
Preliminary Evaluation of a DSSAT Model for Forage Forecasting in Southern Great Plains Grasslands.
Sonisa Sharma, Oklahoma State University; Phillip D Alderman, Oklahoma State University; Tyson E. Ochsner, Oklahoma State University
11:00 AM
The Manitoba Mesonet Soil Moisture Monitoring.
Emmanuel Ojo, Manitoba Agricultue; Lynn Manaigre, Manitoba Agriculture; Christian Propp, Manitoba Infrastructure
11:15 AM
Developing Soil Calibration Equation for Sentek’s New Drill & Drop™ Capacitance Probe.
Ali Fares, Prairie View A&M University; Ripendra Awal, Prairie View A&M University; Haimanote Bayabil, Prairie View A&M University; Almoutaz El Hassan, Prairie View A&M University
11:30 AM
Presentation by Soil Physics and Hydrology Division Early Career Award Winner
11:45 AM
Presentation by Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award Winner
12:00 PM