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dc.contributor.supervisor Bullock, Paul (Soil Science) en_US
dc.contributor.author Ojo, Emmanuel R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-21T20:09:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-21T20:09:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5009
dc.description.abstract Extreme variability of rainfall during the growing season in the Prairies underlies the need to improve means of quantifying the amount of soil moisture available for plant growth in real time. This study was conducted to modify and validate the Versatile Soil Moisture Budget (VSMB) for estimating volumetric soil water content. A network of soil moisture hydra probes and weather stations were installed for continuous soil moisture monitoring and real-time weather data collection at 13 sites across Central and Western Manitoba during the 2009 and 2010 growing seasons. The data from the probes were validated and calibrated. Both the laboratory and field validations showed that the root mean square error of the default factory calibration increased with increasing clay content of the soil. Outputs from these probes were used to test the modified VSMB model. The model was most effective at simulating soil water content at the surface layers. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Soil moisture en_US
dc.subject Frequency Domain Reflectometry en_US
dc.subject Versatile Soil Moisture Budget en_US
dc.subject Weather Data en_US
dc.title Modeling soil moisture from real-time weather data en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Soil Science en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Akinremi, Oluwole (Soil Science) Gulden, Rob (Plant Science) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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