Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A. Wahbi, W. Avery
    Pages 1-3 Open Access
  3. A. Wahbi, W. Avery
    Pages 5-9 Open Access
  4. W. Avery
    Pages 11-23 Open Access
  5. T. E. Franz, A. Wahbi, W. Avery
    Pages 25-32 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 33-33

About this book

Introduction

This book is published open access under a CC BY 3.0 IGO license.
This open access book provides methods for the estimation of Biomass Water Equivalent (BEW), an essential step for improving the accuracy of area-wide soil moisture by cosmic-ray neutron sensors (CRNS).   Three techniques are explained in detail: (i) traditional in-situ destructive sampling, (ii) satellite based remote sensing of plant surfaces, and (iii) biomass estimation via the use of the CRNS itself.  The advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed along with step by step instructions on proper procedures and implementation. 

Keywords

Earth Science Soil Management Water Management Crop Nutrition Nuclear CRNS Biomass Water Equivalent Remote Sensing Satellite Imagery Open Access

Authors and affiliations

  • Ammar Wahbi
    • 1
  • Lee Heng
    • 2
  • Gerd Dercon
    • 3
  1. 1.FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear TechniquesSoil and Water Man & Crop Nutrition LaboratorySeibersdorfAustria
  2. 2.FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear TechniquesSoil and Water Man & Crop Nutrition SectionViennaAustria
  3. 3.FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear TechniquesSoil and Water Man & Crop Nutrition LaboratorySeibersdorfAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69539-6
  • Copyright Information International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69538-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69539-6
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