The Field Maximum Moisture Content1
- Charles A. Carlson and
- R. S. Pierce2
The field maximum moisture content is defined as the naturally occurring wet limit of a soil or soil layer in its natural position. Values were obtained by selecting recurring peak values from daily records of soil-moisture content. For most soils the values tended to coincide with the 0.06 atmosphere soil-moisture tension values of core samples. In poorly drained soils the field maximum approached the total pore volume. The field maximum helps characterize the full range of naturally occurring soil-moisture content.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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