Handbook of Agricultural Geophysics

Handbook of Agricultural Geophysics

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Features

  • Focuses on the use of near-surface geophysics for agricultural applications
  • Describes three common near-surface geophysical methods that can be employed for agricultural purposes
  • Provides detailed examples and case histories of agricultural applications for these geophysical methods
  • Presents theoretical insight on soil electrical conductivity measurement
  • Includes geophysical methods not typically used for agriculture currently but with possible future applications
  • Summary

    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.

    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,
    Allred.
    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.
    Glossary
    Index

    Editorial Reviews

    "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

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