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Book: Soil Science Step-by-Step Field Analysis
Published by: Soil Science Society of America

 

This chapter in SOIL SCIENCE STEP-BY-STEP FIELD ANALYSIS

  1.  p. 235-251
     
    Soil Science Step-by-Step Field Analysis

    Sally Logsdon, Dave Clay, Demie Moore and Teferi Tsegaye (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-856-8

     
    Published: 2008


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doi:10.2136/2008.soilsciencestepbystep.c18

Measuring Soil Temperature

  1. Tyson E. Ochsner
  1. USDA-ARS 1991 Buford Circle St. Paul, MN 55108 (ochsner@umn.edu)

Summary

Summary

Soil temperature plays a key role in regulating important biological processes in soil. The temperature of the soil varies significantly with time of year, time of day, location, and depth. For many purposes one can acquire sufficient soil temperature data by referring to the numerous websites that provide current and historical soil temperature data. In other cases direct measurements of soil temperature are needed. This chapter provides guidance for measuring soil temperature when the need arises.

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