Handbook of Agricultural Geophysics

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Barry Allred, Jeffrey J. Daniels, Mohammad Reza Ehsani
CRC Press, Jun 10, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 432 pages
Precision farming, site infrastructure assessment, hydrologic monitoring, and environmental investigations — these are just a few current and potential uses of near-surface geophysical methods in agriculture. Responding to the growing demand for this technology, the Handbook of Agricultural Geophysics supplies a clear, concise overview of near-surface geophysical methods that can be used in agriculture and provides detailed descriptions of situations in which these techniques have been employed.

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Contents

Chapter 1 General Considerations for Geophysical Methods Applied to Agriculture
3
Chapter 2 Past Present and Future Trends of Soil Electrical Conductivity Measurement Using Geophysical Methods
17
Chapter 3 History of Ground Penetrating Radar Applications in Agriculture
45
Agricultural Geophysics Measurements and Methods
57
Chapter 4 Theoretical Insight on the Measurement of Soil Electrical Conductivity
59
Chapter 5 Resistivity Methods
85
Chapter 6 Electromagnetic Induction Methods
109
Chapter 7 GroundPenetrating Radar Methods GPR
129
Chapter 17 Mapping of Soil Drainage Classes Using Topographical Data and Soil Electrical Conductivity
255
Applications for Dryland Agriculture and Research
263
Chapter 19 FourYear Summary of the Use of Soil Conductivity as a Measure of Soil and Crop Status
273
Chapter 20 Soil ECa Mapping Helps Establish Research Plots at a New Research and Extension Center
281
Chapter 21 Mapping GolfCourse Features with Electromagnetic Induction with Examples from Dublin Ohio
287
Chapter 22 Comparison of Geoelectrical Instruments in Different Soilscapes
295
GroundPenetrating Radar Case Histories
303
Chapter 23 GPR Surveys across a Prototype Surface Barrier to Determine Temporal and Spatial Variations in Soil Moisture Content
305

Additional Geophysical Methods Having Potentially Significant Future Use in Agriculture
147
The Global Positioning System and Geographic Information Systems
163
Chapter 9 Integration of the Global Positioning System GPS into Agricultural Geophysics
165
Chapter 10 Integration of Geographic Information Systems GISs with Agricultural Geophysics
199
Resistivity and Electromagnetic Induction Case Histories
209
Chapter 11 Apparent Electrical Conductivity for Delineating Spatial Variability in Soil Properties
211
Chapter 12 Dependence of Soil Apparent Electrical Conductivity ECa upon Soil Texture and Ignition Loss at Various Depths in Two Morainic Loam...
217
Chapter 13 Relations between a Commercial Soil Survey Map Based on Soil Apparent Electrical Conductivity ECa and Measured Soil Properties on a...
225
Chapter 14 Mapping Pesticide Partition Coefficients By Electromagnetic Induction
233
A Case Study in Three Colorado Fields
241
Chapter 16 Delineating SiteSpecific Management Units Using Geospatial ECa Measurements
247
Chapter 24 Soil Water Content Measurement Using the GroundPenetrating Radar Surface Reflectivity Method
317
Chapter 25 Assessing Spatial and Temporal Soil Water Content Variation with GPR
323
Chapter 26 GroundPenetrating Radar Mapping of NearSurface Preferential Flow
337
Chapter 27 An Application of Ground Penetrating Radar in Golf Course Management
345
Computer Processing and Field Survey Setup Considerations
353
Chapter 29 Agricultural Drainage Pipe Detection Using Ground Penetrating Radar
363
Comparing Results from Two Florida Surveys
375
Glossary
383
Index
393
Back cover
411
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