Homepage of the soil physics group at Oklahoma State University.
Andres Patrignani installs soil moisture sensors at the OSU Range Research Station
in support of our Joint Fire Science Program funded research to understand the links
between soil moisture and wildfire in grasslands.
Welcome to the home page for the Oklahoma State University Soil Physics program. Here you can learn about our research and teaching activities and access information related to the discipline of soil physics.
Program Mission and Focus:
Our mission is to help people better understand and appreciate the soil, the soil water balance, and the surface energy balance so that we can more wisely manage and conserve the land and water with which we have been entrusted. Our primary focus is on multi-scale soil moisture monitoring and improved utilization of soil moisture data in agriculture, meteorology, environmental modeling, and drought adaptation.
and Validation of the COSMOS Rover: Tyson Ochsner describes
research on calibration and validation of the COsmic-ray Soil Moisture
Observing System (COSMOS) rover for measurement of 0-5 cm soil moisture
at spatial scales suitable for validating soil moisture
Group member wins top award at SSSA annual meeting: Jordan Beehler
won first place in the "Original Research Instrumentation" student
poster competition with her poster on a method for analyzing green
canopy cover. The poster was coauthored by Andres
paper published in Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic
Technology: New Soil Property Database Improves Oklahoma
Mesonet Soil Moisture Estimates.
Group members win top awards at OWRRI Symposium: Andres
Patrignani won first place and Sonisa Sharma won second place in the
student poster competition at the 2013 Oklahoma Water Resources
Research Institute (OWRRI) Research Symposium.
New review paper published in Soil Science Society of America
Journal: State of the Art in Large-Scale Soil Moisture
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