Soil Electrical Conductivity and Soil Salinity: New Formulations and Calibrations

  title={Soil Electrical Conductivity and Soil Salinity: New Formulations and Calibrations},
  author={J. Rhoades and Nahid A. Manteghi and P. Shouse and W. Alves},
  journal={Soil Science Society of America Journal},
  • J. Rhoades, Nahid A. Manteghi, +1 author W. Alves
  • Published 1989
  • Environmental Science
  • Soil Science Society of America Journal
  • A new model describing the relation between bulk soil electrical conductivity (EC,), volumetric content (0W) and electrical conductivity of soil water (EC») is given along with supporting evidence for its validity. The new model distinguishes between the water and salt present in the soil in the "immobile" (fine pores) and "mobile" (large pores) phases. It provides a possible physical meaning to the transmission coefficient (T) previously used in an earlier model and eliminates a limitation of… CONTINUE READING
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