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Handbook of Agricultural Geophysics

1st Edition

Edited by Barry Allred, Jeffrey J. Daniels, Mohammad Reza Ehsani

CRC Press

432 pages | 193 B/W Illus.

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Precision farming, site infrastructure assessment, hydrologic monitoring, and environmental investigations — these are just a few current and potential uses of near-surface geophysical methods in agriculture. Responding to the growing demand for this technology, the Handbook of Agricultural Geophysics supplies a clear, concise overview of near-surface geophysical methods that can be used in agriculture and provides detailed descriptions of situations in which these techniques have been employed.


"This practical book will be well used for students and practitioners who need to apply near-surface geophysical tools for gathering agricultural information for solving problems. It will be a useful addition to academic science library collections."

– Barbara Delzell in American Reference Books Annual, March 2009

Table of Contents

Agricultural Geophysics Overview

General Considerations for Geophysical Methods Applied to Agriculture, Allred et al.

Past, Present, and Future Trends of Soil Electrical Conductivity Measurement Using Geophysical Methods, Corwin

History of Ground-Penetrating Radar Applications in Agriculture, Collins

Agricultural Geophysics Measurements and Methods

Theoretical Insight on the Measurement of Soil Electrical Conductivity, Corwin et al.

Resistivity Methods, Allred et al.

Electromagnetic Induction Methods, Daniels et al.

Ground Penetrating Radar Methods, Daniels et al.

Magnetometry, Self-Potential, and Seismic: Additional Geophysical Methods Having Potentially Significant Future Use in Agriculture, Allred et al.

The Global Positioning System and Geographic Information Systems

Integration of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to Agricultural Geophysics, Grejner-Brzezinska

Integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Agricultural Geophysics, Merry

Agricultural Geophysics Application Examples

Resistivity and Electromagnetic Induction Case Histories

Introduction to Resistivity and Electromagnetic Case Histories,

Allred and Ehsani.

Apparent Electrical Conductivity for Delineating Spatial

Variability in Soil Properties, Wienhold and Doran

Dependence of Soil Apparent Electrical Conductivity (ECa)

Upon Soil Texture and Ignition Loss at Various Depths in Two

Morainic Loam Soils in SE Norway, Korsaeth

Relations Between a Commercial Soil Survey Map Based on

Soil Apparent Electrical Conductivity (ECa) and Measured

Soil Properties on a Morainic Soil in SE Norway, Korsaeth et al.

Mapping Pesticide Partition Coefficients by Electromagnetic

Induction, Jaynes

Can Apparent Soil Electrical Conductivity Be Used to Map

Soil-Herbicide Partition Coefficients? A Case Study in Three

Colorado Fields, Shaner et al.

Delineating Site-Specific Management Units Using Geospatial

Apparent Soil Electrical Conductivity (ECa) Measurements,

Corwin et al.

Mapping of Soil Drainage Classes Using Topographical Data

and Soil Electrical Conductivity, Kravchenko

Productivity Zones Based on Bulk Soil Electrical

Conductivity: Applications for Dryland Agriculture and

Research, Johnson et al.

A Four Year Summary of the Use of Soil Conductivity as a

Measure of Soil and Crop Status, Eigenberg

Mapping of Apparent Soil Electrical Conductivity (ECa) Helps

Establish Research Plots at a New Research and Extension

Center, Farahani et al.

Mapping Golf-Course Features with Electromagnetic

Induction, with Examples from Dublin, Ohio, Taylor

Comparison of Geoelectrical Instruments in Different

Soilscapes, Gebbers and Luck

Ground Penetrating Radar Case Histories

Introduction to Ground Penetrating Radar Case Histories,


Ground Penetrating Radar Surveys Across a Prototype Surface

Barrier to Determine Temporal and Spatial Variations in Soil

Moisture, Clement and Ward

Soil Water Content Measurement Using the Ground-

Penetrating Radar Surface Reflectivity Method, Redman

Assessing Spatial and Temporal Soil Water Content Variations

with Ground Penetrating Radar, Lennartz et al.

Ground Penetrating Radar Mapping of Near-Surface

Preferential Flow, Freeland

An Application of Ground Penetrating Radar in Golf Course

Management, Boniak et al.

Ground Penetrating Radar Investigation of a Golf Course

Green: Computer Processing and Field Survey Set-Up

Considerations, Allred et al.

Agricultural Drainage Pipe Detection Using Ground

Penetrating Radar, Allred and Daniels

Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Estimate Tree Root Mass:

Comparing Results from Two Florida Surveys, Butnor at al.



About the Editors

Barry J. Allred, Jeffery J. Daniels, M. Reza Ehsani

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Geophysics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems