90 Non-Invasive Methods and Soil Physical Processes: State of the Art and New Developments

Oral Session
S01 Soil Physics
Non-invasive or minimal invasive methods to measure and monitor soil state variables, fluxes and structural properties are becoming increasingly important in soil physics. These methods include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Neutron scattering techniques, X-ray tomography, spectroscopic methods, and geophysical methods such as ERT, SIP, EMI and GPR. These methods have been applied to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of soil water content, characterize root water uptake processes in undisturbed soil monoliths or to derive soil hydraulic parameters at scales ranging from the pore to the field scale. In this session, we welcome contributions that focus on the applications of non-invasive methods to improve our understanding of soil physical processes and contribute to improved characterization of soil physical parameters. We particularly solicit papers that present new results in the development of non-invasive methods and advanced processing algorithms that improve our capability of interpreting and transforming measured information.
Monday, November 2, 2009: 3:15 PM-5:30 PM
Convention Center, Room 411, Fourth Floor

Harry Vereecken , Hans-Joerg Vogel and Jan Hopmans
Harry Vereecken , Hans-Joerg Vogel and Jan Hopmans
3:15 PM
Introductory Remarks
3:20 PM
Water Distribution at the Root-Soil Interface: Why Is There More Water Next to Roots?.
Andrea Carminati, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Res.; Ahmad Moradi, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Res.; Doris Vetterlein, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Res.; Hans-Joerg Vogel, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Res.; Sascha Oswald, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Res.
4:00 PM
A Simulation Study of Segmentation Methods On the Soil Aggregate Microtomographic Images.
Wei Wang, Michigan State Univ.; Alexandra N. Kravchenko, Michigan State Univ.; Kateryna Ananyeva, Michigan State Univ.; Alvin J. M. Smucker, Michigan State Univ.; C.Y. Lim, Michigan State Univ.; Mark L. Rivers, Univ. of Chicago
4:15 PM
Noninvasive Quantification of Intra-Aggregate Pore Geometries and Convective-Dispersive Flux of E. Coli, Ions and Carbon within Whole Soil Aggregates.
Alvin Smucker, Michigan State Univ.; Hyen Chung Chun, Michigan State Univ.; Kateryna Ananyeva, Michigan State Univ.; Wei Wang, Michigan State Univ.; Alexandra Kravchenko, Michigan State Univ.; Joan Rose, Michigan State Univ.
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
Identifying Soil Resource Pools within Forest Communities Using Eco-Geophysics.
Scott Jones, Utah State Univ.; Hiruy Abdu, Utah State Univ.; Robert Heinse, Univ. of Idaho; David Robinson, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; Ronald Ryel, Utah State Univ.
5:00 PM
Using Surface Waves for Shallow Soil Profile Exploration.
Zhiqu Lu, Natl. Center for Physical Acoustics/Univ. of Mississippi
5:15 PM
Combining Time-Lapsed GPR and Real-Time Soil Moisture Monitoring to Detect Subsurface Lateral Flow.
Jun Zhang, Pennsylvania State Univ.; Hangsheng Lin, Pennsylvania State Univ.; James Doolittle, USDA-NRCS
5:30 PM
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