Soil Moisture Measurement for Ecological and Hydrological Watershed‐Scale Observatories: A Review

  title={Soil Moisture Measurement for Ecological and Hydrological Watershed‐Scale Observatories: A Review},
  author={David A. Robinson and Christopher S. Campbell and Jan W. Hopmans and Brian K. Hornbuckle and S. B. Jones and Robert W. Knight and Fred L. Ogden and John S. Selker and Ole Wendroth},
  journal={Vadose Zone Journal},
  pages={358 - 389}
At the watershed scale, soil moisture is the major control for rainfall–runoff response, especially where saturation excess runoff processes dominate. From the ecological point of view, the pools of soil moisture are fundamental ecosystem resources providing the transpirable water for plants. In drylands particularly, soil moisture is one of the major controls on the structure, function, and diversity in ecosystems. In terms of the global hydrological cycle, the overall quantity of soil… 

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