PhD Oral Defence: New Sensing technique to quantify spatio-temporal dynamics of soil water from point to field scale


Macdonald-Stewart Building MS2-022, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

PhD Oral Defence of Duminda Vidana Gamage, Natural Resource Sciences

A lack of soil water sensing techniques which measure soil water content (SWC) at high spatial and temporal resolutions has limited the ability to quantify spatiotemporal dynamics of soil water at field scale. This research aimed to develop a sensing technique based on the actively heated fiber optics (AHFO) to measure SWC at high spatial and temporal resolutions and to quantify the soil water dynamics at point and field scales. The new sensing technique was tested in the laboratory and field.

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