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  1. Vol. 41 No. 3, p. 658-659
     
    Received: Aug 23, 1976
    Accepted: Nov 16, 1976


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1977.03615995004100030051x

A Method for the Simultaneous Control of the Water Regime and Gaseous Atmosphere in Soil Columns1

  1. R. J. Wagenet and
  2. J. L. Starr2

Abstract

Abstract

A technique useful in laboratory soil columns which allows control of soil water content, regulation of the average composition of the soil atmosphere, and collection of leachate in variable increments is described. The design and construction of the system, as well as its advantages and disadvantages, are explained in detail and references are made to the adaptability of the technique to studies involving N transport and transformation, microbial populations, salinity, reduction-oxidation reactions, or soil gas sampling.

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