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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Oxygen Content of Soil Air By a Field Method1


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  1. Vol. 41 No. 3, p. 651-652
    Received: June 24, 1976
    Accepted: Dec 28, 1976

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  1. W. H. Patrick Jr.2



A field method was developed that allows rapid, accurate measurement of soil oxygen at various depths in the soil profile. A small sample of soil air is withdrawn from permanently installed air reservoirs or diffusion chambers into a cell containing a polarographic oxygen electrode that is connected to a portable oxygen meter.

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