Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Research article
28 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 28 Feb 2018

Calibrating electromagnetic induction conductivities with time-domain reflectometry measurements

Giovanna Dragonetti, Alessandro Comegna, Ali Ajeel, Gian Piero Deidda, Nicola Lamaddalena, Giuseppe Rodriguez, Giulio Vignoli, and Antonio Coppola


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (18 Sep 2017) by Erwin Zehe
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Nov 2017) by Erwin Zehe
RR by Giorgio Cassiani (15 Nov 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Dec 2017) by Erwin Zehe
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (08 Jan 2018) by Erwin Zehe
Short summary
The paper aims to infer the bulk electrical conductivity distribution in the root zone from EMI readings. TDR measurements were used as ground-truth data to evaluate the goodness of the estimations by EMI inversion. The approach is based on the mean and standard deviation of the EMI and TDR series. It looks for the physical reasons for the differences between EMI- and TDR-based electrical conductivity and provides a correction of the bias based on the statistical sources of the discrepancies.