An attempt was made to establish the utility of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) as a quick and noninvasive field tool for shallow soil water content estimates as a function of space and time. Initially, detailed studies of collocated data, with electromagnetic velocity estimates from GPR data compared to gravimetric measurements of water content and to soil testure were carried out. Using the procedures developed during the detailed studies, full grids of GPR data were collected over the entire site several times. Data obtained indicate that incorporation of multiple frequency GPR grids can provide high-resolution estimates of soil water content variations as a function of depth as well as space and time.
S. S. Hubbard et al., "Mapping the Volumetric Soil Water Content of a California Vineyard Using High-Frequency GPR Ground Wave Data," Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK), vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 552-559, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Jun 2002.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/1.1490641
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Permittivity; Remote sensing; Soils; Velocity; Soil water content; Time domain reflectometry; Volumetric water content; Ground penetrating radar systems
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