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  1. Vol. 39 No. 3, p. 589-590
     
    Received: Dec 6, 1974
    Published: May, 1975


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1975.03615995003900030055x

A Procedure for the Sampling and Testing of Large Soil Cores1

  1. K. K. Watson and
  2. S. J. Lees2

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The significance of acquiring reliable data on the soil-water characteristics of field soils is discussed in relation to the input requirements of computer-based numerical models of the unsaturated flow process. A specification outlining the conditions to be fulfilled in sampling and testing a large soil core is then detailed. Equipment used in extracting a 40-cm-diam soil core is described together with relevant laboratory instrumentation.

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