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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Also, energy from the sun evaporates moisture in the soil, thereby cooling surface temperatures and also increasing moisture in the atmosphere, allowing clouds and precipitation to form more readily.
When there was absolutely no or little moisture in the soil (A-0% and B-5%), microbial activity was at its minimum, and ultimately the weight loss of the plastic film was very minimal across the timescale of the experiment.
can also increase demand for agricultural film that helps retain moisture in the soil.
We get a little bit of rain, the clouds roll away to reveal the sun, and any moisture in the soil is drawn right back into the sky.