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Thursday, June 22, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Water at the field scale – how valuable is non-invasive cosmic-ray neutron sensing

Dr. Sascha E. OswaldInstitute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Potsdam

Abstract

Soil water content is a key variable for the transfer of water between atmosphere, soil, vegetation and groundwater. However, it is difficult to be measured at larger scales that can be more representative of whole landscapes. A recent method that detects natural ground elbedo neutrons above the soil is capable of delivering a mean value of water content in the upper soil for an area of 10 acres or more, and to follow its dynamic development. With progressing use of this technique its applicability has been tested and improved, while also limitations have become evident. Here, recent developments will be outlined and discussed that originate from an active German community on this topic. This will include novel findings on its ability to detect, on the same scale, snow up to snow depths of 1-2 m. 

Cost 
Everyone welcome, Refreshments provided!
Location 
EIT - Centre for Environmental and Information Technology
Room 3142
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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