65 Advances in Soil Sensing and Model Integration with Instrumentation Oral

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology
Sensing of soil properties has long been a subject of research as well as a tool for research, but tools to support decision making based on soil sensing have lagged behind. Commonly sensed soil properties include bulk electrical permittivity and conductivity, soil temperature and surrogate properties related to soil water potential. This session will focus not only on advances in soil sensing but, equally importantly, advances in integration of sensed properties and sensing systems with simulation models to provide decision support tools. Examples of such tools range from agronomic to weather forecasting to hydrologic forecasting, among others.

Approved for 2.5 SW CEUs


Biophysical Measurements and Sensors Community

Monday, November 7, 2016: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 132 C

Scott B. Jones and Andrew French
Steven R. Evett and Thomas J. Sauer
9:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:35 AM
Monitoring Infiltration Process in Field Soil Seamlessly Using Array Ground Penetrating Radar.
Hirotaka Saito, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology; Seiichiro Kuroda, National Institute for Rural Engineering, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization,; Toshiki Iwasaki, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology; Kohei Suzuki, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology; Yukio Tobe, Geofive, Co. Ltd; Haruyuki Fujimaki, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University; Mitsuhiro Inoue, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University
9:50 AM
Improving Soil Moisture Monitoring Networks By Implementing Lab and Field Sensor Calibration Protocols.
Andres Patrignani, Kansas State University; Erin L. Bush, Wheat State Agronomy Club; Lei Feng, Oklahoma State University; Gerard J. Kluitenberg, Kansas State University; Nathan O. Nelson, Kansas State University; Tyson E. Ochsner, Oklahoma State University
10:05 AM
Decimeter-Scale 3-D Heterogeneity of Soil Physical, Hydraulic and Pore-Geometry Properties in a Norwegian Field Soil.
Attila Nemes, NIBIO - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research; Annette Dathe, NIBIO - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research; Matthew Patterson, Rutgers University; Daniel Gimenez, Rutgers University; John Koestel, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Esther Bloem, NIBIO - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research; Nicholas Jarvis, Swedish University of Agricultural Research; Helen French, NMBU - Norwegian University of Life Sciences
10:20 AM
Continuous Wavelet Transform to Characterize Soil Particle Sizes from Images.
Bharath Sudarsan, McGill University; Asim Biswas, University of Guelph; Viacheslav Adamchuk, McGill University
10:35 AM
In Situ Moisture Release Curves to Determine Soil Water Characteristics.
Colin S. Campbell, Decagon Devices, Inc.; Neil C. Hansen, Brigham Young University; Bryan G Hopkins, Brigham Young University; Shane R Evans, Brigham Young University Environmental Science Club; Leonardo Daniel Rivera, Decagon Devices, Inc.; Douglas R. Cobos, Decagon Devices, Inc.; Gaylon S. Campbell, Decagon Devices, Inc.
10:50 AM
11:00 AM
How Does Soil Moisture Influence Grassland Fuel Moisture Content and Wildfire Danger in the Southern Great Plains?.
Sonisa Sharma, Oklahoma State University; Erik S. Krueger, Oklahoma State University; Dirac Twidwell, University of Nebraska; Tyson E. Ochsner, Oklahoma State University; David M. Engle, Oklahoma State University; Sam D. Fuhlendorf, Oklahoma State University; J. D. Carlson, Oklahoma state university
11:15 AM
Water Management for Strawberry in California: Yield and Water Savings with Deficit Irrigation Strategies.
Jean Caron, Universite Laval; Lelia Anderson, Universite Laval; Guillaume Sauvageau, Universite Laval; Laurence Gendron, Universite Laval
11:30 AM
Determination of Soil Ice Content with Thermo-Time Domain Reflectometry: A Thermal Conductivity Based Approach.
Zhengchao Tian, North Carolina State University; Joshua L. Heitman, North Carolina State University; Tusheng Ren, China Agricultural University
11:45 AM
Scale Issues in Soil Hydrology Related to Measurement and Simulation: A Case Study in Colorado.
Timothy R. Green, USDA-ARS; Robert H. Erskine, USDA-ARS; Lucretia Sherrod, USDA-ARS; Holm Kipka, Colorado State University; James C. Ascough II, USDA-ARS; Gregory S. McMaster, USDA-ARS
12:00 PM