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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The variation of the gravimetric water content (percentage of water) with electrical resistivity for the untreated ultra-soft soil is shown in Figure 9a.
Responses to biochar addition varied significantly with watering regime only for gravimetric water content and exchangeable P; in both cases, biochar had a greater effect under the drier soil conditions (Table 2).
During the experiment, soils were watered by weighing to gravimetric water content of 13% (w/w) daily.
Since the gravimetric water content in the pots (0.18-0.45 g [g.sup.-1]) was close to the gravimetric water content at saturation in the previous validation set (0.26-0.85 g [g.sup.-1]), the SALSOLCHEMEC in this work could be used as a reliable method for estimating reference values of the [[sigma].sub.p] in the pots.
The spatial patterns of spatial variability of the logarithmic values of apparent soil electrical conductivity ([EC.sub.a]) and the electrical conductivity of the soil saturated paste ([EC.sub.e]) were modeled by universal kriging, whereas those of sand, clay, silt, and gravimetric water content were modeled by ordinary kriging.
To evaluate the measurement performance of the sensor, the capacitance was measured as the gravimetric water content of the soil was increased from 0 to 28% given the use of saline solutions with NaCl concentrations of 0.000 M, 0.125 M, and 0.250 M (Electrical Conductivity, EC: 17.3 dS/m).
Surface soil water content in the top 0 to 5 inches and 0 to 8 inches (0 to 12 and 0 to 20 centimeters) of soil was monitored during this transition between crops, using time-domain reflectrometry (TDR) (Hydrosense, Campbell Scientific, Logan, UT) instrumentation that had been calibrated for the experimental soil and gravimetric water content techniques.
Percentage gravimetric water content of pot soils at harvest in relation to the EC of pot soil solution Both EC values and water content values were averages of several replicates of treatments of similar salinity levels irrespective of salt type Average EC (dS/m) % Gravimetric water Unused water of pot soil solution content of pot as a % of soil at harvest field capacity 0.7 4.2 27.3 2.8 5.1 33.1 10.6 5.9 38.3 22.6 13.8 89.6 30.8 14.6 94.8 41.0 14.8 96.1 Field capacity of the soil 15.4
In the spring of each year, 25 soil samples taken from fairways and greens were analyzed for "gravimetric water content" and "saturation extract soil salinity".
The most common ways to describe water content in small soil samples are percent by weight (gravimetric water content) and percent by volume (volumetric water content).
What is the gravimetric water content (%wt) of a moist soil sample weighing 80g, which has a weight of 65g after oven drying?