94 Innovation: Novel Measurement Methods: I

Oral Session
S01 Soil Physics

Innovative measurement methods and improvements to existing methods are highlighted in this session.


Soils & Environmental Quality
Monday, November 1, 2010: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Shoreline B, First Floor

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Ty Ferre and Michael Young
Gerard Kluitenberg
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:15 PM
Quantification of Phase Distributions in Porous Media with High-Resolution Benchtop Micro-CT.
Carlos M. Vaz, EMBRAPA Agricultural Instrumentation Center; Paulo O. Lasso, EMBRAPA Agricultural Instrumentation Center; Markus Tuller, University of Arizona
1:30 PM
Non-Invasive Acoustic-Seismic Sensing of Soils.
William Whalley, Rothamsted Research; Dick Jenkins, Delta-T Devices; Keith Attenborough, The Open University; Shahram Taherzadeh, The Open University; Bruce Grieve, The University of Manchester
2:00 PM
Characterizing Soil Pipe Networks On Forested Hillslopes Using Electrical Resistivity Tomography.
Ian Leslie, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho; Alistair Smith, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho; Robert Heinse, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho
2:15 PM
Monitoring Infiltration Process in Structured Soil Using 4D GPR.
Jun Zhang, Pennsylvania State University; Henry Lin, Pennsylvania State University; James Doolittle, USDA-NRCS
2:30 PM
Heat Pulse Probe Measurements of Soil Water Evaporation In a Corn Field.
Xinhua Xiao, Iowa State University; Robert Horton, Iowa State University; Thomas Sauer, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture & the Environment; J.L. Heitman, Dept. of Soil Science/North Carolina State University; Tusheng Ren, China Agricultural University
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Monitoring the Seawater Interface with Simple Resistance Measurements.
Kelsey Waite, University of Arizona; Markus Tuller, University of Arizona; Ty Ferre, University of Arizona
3:15 PM
Estimation of Evaporation Rates From a Subsurface Drying Front Using a Penta-Needle Heat Pulse Probe.
Masaru Sakai, Utah State University; Scott Jones, Utah State University; Markus Tuller, University of Arizona
3:30 PM
Simultaneous Determination of Thermal Diffusivity and Heat Capacity of Dry Soils.
Gang Liu, University of Sasktchewan; Bing Cheng Si, University of Saskatchewan
3:45 PM
Monitoring Root Water Uptake with NMR.
Andrew Hinnell, University of Arizona; David Walsh, Vista Clara, Inc; Ty Ferre, University of Arizona
4:00 PM
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