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  1. Vol. 54 No. 5, p. 1503-1505
     
    Received: Nov 15, 1989


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1990.03615995005400050049x

A Volume Recorder for Lysimeter Waters

  1. P. W. Hazlett ,
  2. N. W. Foster and
  3. M. C. English
  1. Forestry Canada-Ontario Region, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, P.O. Box 490, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 5M7, Canada
    Wilfrid Laurier Univ., Dep. of Geography, 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5, Canada

Abstract

Abstract

Water moving through the soil can be sampled by a variety of lysimeters, but in many cases the volume of water exceeds the capacity of the collection vessel. The design of a simple and inexpensive volume recorder used to measure large volumes of soil water from individual lysimeters is presented. During tests in the field, the volume recorder provided good estimates of water volumes collected by tension-free lysimeters. The compactness and easy portability of the unit makes it ideal for year-round use at remote field locations to determine variability in the flow of soil water.

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