water content

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water content

[′wȯd·ər ‚kän‚tent]
(hydrology)
The liquid water present within a sample of snow (or soil) usually expressed in percent by weight; the water content in percent of water equivalent is 100 minus the quality of snow. Also known as free-water content; liquid-water content.

moisture content

1. The weight of water, usually expressed as a percentage of the total dry weight of a material.
2. The weight of water in a given soil mass.
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ch] in case "a" corresponds to the gravimetric moisture content values 12.
We assumed a linear relationship between the gravimetric moisture content, or wetness (w, g/g), and the specific volume ([gamma], [cm.
The grower has estimated the gravimetric moisture content of the soil at approximately field capacity (DUL) using a commercial oven or microwave (Gardner 1986) as 0.
Samples were analysed in duplicate and the results corrected for gravimetric moisture content.
23 L of water) to a gravimetric moisture content of 42% approximately 1 h before commencement of the experiment.
In addition, 3 small samples (25 g of soil) were taken from the upper 10 mm of the soil in each of the 2 pots in Box 1 for gravimetric moisture content determination.