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Volume 19, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3203–3216, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3203-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3203–3216, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3203-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 24 Jul 2015

Research article | 24 Jul 2015

Investigating temporal field sampling strategies for site-specific calibration of three soil moisture–neutron intensity parameterisation methods

J. Iwema et al.

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The cosmic-ray neutron sensor can provide soil moisture content averages over areas of roughly half a kilometre by half a kilometre. Although this sensor is usually calibrated using soil samples taken on a single day, we found that multiple sampling days are needed. The calibration results were also affected by the soil wetness conditions of the sampling days. The outcome of this study will help researchers to calibrate/validate new cosmic-ray neutron sensor sites more accurately.
The cosmic-ray neutron sensor can provide soil moisture content averages over areas of roughly...
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