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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Determining Soil Electrical Conductivity-Depth Relations Using an Inductive Electromagnetic Soil Conductivity Meter1


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  1. Vol. 45 No. 2, p. 255-260
    Received: July 21, 1980
    Accepted: Dec 9, 1980

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  1. J. D. Rhoades and
  2. D. L. Corwin2



A new inductive electromagnetic device (EM) for measuring soil electrical conductivity (ECa) was tested. Practical and accurate methods are given for measuring ECa by soil depth intervals through soil profiles using a succession of EM readings made at various heights above ground. In contrast with other devices and methods for field salinity appraisal, readings are obtained without any soil-to-instrument contact. The device is well suited for field investigations of soil salinity.

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