Proximal Soil Sensing

  • Raphael A. Viscarra Rossel
  • Alex B. McBratney
  • Budiman Minasny

Part of the Progress in Soil Science book series (PROSOIL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J.J. de Gruijter, A.B. McBratney, J. Taylor
      Pages 3-14
    3. V.I. Adamchuk, R.A. Viscarra Rossel
      Pages 15-28
    4. B. Stenberg, R.A. Viscarra Rossel
      Pages 29-47
  3. Soil Sensing and Sampling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. A.B. McBratney, B. Minasny
      Pages 67-75
    3. C.R. Lobsey, R.A. Viscarra Rossel, A.B. McBratney
      Pages 77-88
    4. G. Grandjean, O. Cerdan, G. Richard, I. Cousin, P. Lagacherie, A. Tabbagh et al.
      Pages 89-101
    5. U. Werban, T. Behrens, G. Cassiani, P. Dietrich
      Pages 103-110
  4. Soil UV, Visible, and Infrared Spectral Sensing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. J.B. Reeves, G.W. McCarty, W.D. Hively
      Pages 133-142
    3. K.A. Sudduth, N.R. Kitchen, E.J. Sadler, S.T. Drummond, D.B. Myers
      Pages 153-163
    4. G. McCarty, W.D. Hively, J.B. Reeves III, M. Lang, E. Lund, O. Weatherbee
      Pages 165-176
    5. J.G. Bray, R.A. Viscarra Rossel, A.B. McBratney
      Pages 191-199
    6. R.A. Viscarra Rossel, R.M. Lark, A.S. Ortega
      Pages 201-210
    7. T. Cudahy, M. Jones, M. Thomas, P. Cocks, F. Agustin, M. Caccetta et al.
      Pages 211-229
  5. Soil Sensing by Electromagnetic Induction and Electrical Resistivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. D.B. Myers, N.R. Kitchen, K.A. Sudduth, S. Grunwald, R.J. Miles, E.J. Sadler et al.
      Pages 233-243
    3. L. Cockx, M. Van Meirvenne, U.W.A. Vitharana, F.M.B. Vancoillie, L.P.C. Verbeke, D. Simpson et al.
      Pages 245-254
    4. G. Hoefer, J. Bachmann, K.H. Hartge
      Pages 265-273
    5. A. Besson, I. Cousin, G. Richard, H. Bourennane, C. Pasquier, B. Nicoullaud et al.
      Pages 275-282
  6. Radar and Gamma Radiometric Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. G. Richard, R. Rouveure, A. Chanzy, P. Faure, M. Chanet, A. Marionneau et al.
      Pages 313-321
    3. F.M. van Egmond, E.H. Loonstra, J. Limburg
      Pages 323-332
  7. Multisensor Systems and Other Sensors

  8. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. T. Saey, M. Van Meirvenne, D. Simpson, U.W.A. Vitharana, L. Cockx, H. Vermeersch
      Pages 423-434
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 435-446

About this book


This book reports on developments in Proximal Soil Sensing (PSS) and high resolution digital soil mapping. PSS has become a multidisciplinary area of study that aims to develop field-based techniques for collecting information on the soil from close by, or within, the soil. Amongst others, PSS involves the use of optical, geophysical, electrochemical, mathematical and statistical methods. This volume, suitable for undergraduate course material and postgraduate research, brings together ideas and examples from those developing and using proximal sensors and high resolution digital soil maps for applications such as precision agriculture, soil contamination, archaeology, peri-urban design and high land-value applications, where there is a particular need for high spatial resolution information. The book in particular covers soil sensor sampling, proximal soil sensor development and use, sensor calibrations, prediction methods for large data sets, applications of proximal soil sensing, and high-resolution digital soil mapping.

Key themes: soil sensor sampling – soil sensor calibrations – spatial prediction methods – reflectance spectroscopy – electromagnetic induction and electrical resistivity – radar and gamma radiometrics – multi-sensor platforms – high resolution digital soil mapping - applications

Raphael A. Viscarra Rossel is a scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia.

Alex McBratney is Pro-Dean and Professor of Soil Science in the Faculty of Agriculture Food & Natural Resources at the University of Sydney in Australia.

Budiman Minasny is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Agriculture Food & Natural Resources at the University of Sydney in Australia.


Contaminated sites Digital soil mapping Geophysical sensing High resolution soil mapping Multi sensor platform Precision agriculture Proximal soil sensing Soil spectroscopy remote sensing soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Raphael A. Viscarra Rossel
    • 1
  • Alex B. McBratney
    • 2
  • Budiman Minasny
    • 3
  1. 1.CSIRO Land & WaterCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Fac. Agriculture, Food &, Natural ResourcesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Fac. Agriculture, Food &, Natural ResourcesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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