Soil Hydraulic Properties—8 Ways You Can Unknowingly Compromise Your Data
Avoid costly surprises
Measuring soil hydraulic properties like hydraulic conductivity and soil water retention curves is difficult to do correctly. Measurements are affected by spatial variability, land use, sample prep, and more.
Getting the right number is like building a house of cards. If one thing goes wrong—you wind up with measurements that don’t truly represent field conditions. Once your data are skewed in the wrong direction, your predictions are off, and erroneous recommendations or decisions could end up costing you a ton of time and money.
Get the right numbers—every time
For 10 years, METER research scientist, Leo Rivera, has helped thousands of customers make saturated and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity measurements and retention curves to accurately understand their unique soil hydraulic properties. In this 30-minute webinar, he’ll explain common mistakes to avoid and best practices that will save you time, increase your accuracy, and prevent problems that could reduce the quality of your data. Learn:
- Sample collection best practices
- Where to make your measurements
- How many measurements you need
- Field mapping tools
- How to get more out of your instruments
- How to use the LABROS suite to fully characterize soils (i.e., full retention curves and hydraulic conductivity curves)
- Best practices for measuring field hydraulic conductivity using SATURO