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Soil monitoring

Over the past few decades, soil monitoring has become increasingly important. Environmental factors such as climate change, dwindling water resources, and threatened habitats are driving the need to monitor the environment and implement better policies to protect it. Many natural processes in the environment are driven by or in some ways related to soil hydrological processes. Monitoring soil moisture conditions provides important information for the protection of, and in the understanding of local and regional water resources.

Soil is an important natural resource, just as the air and water that surround us are. Unfortunately it has been overlooked in the past and taken for granted with disastrous results, such as the North American dust bowl of the 1930s. Today, the role of soil health on our climate as a whole is taken more seriously, with researchers at organizations such as the USDA-ARS (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) looking into how exactly soil interacts with the rest of our environment.

Receiving accurate and instantaneous information on soil moisture content, salinity, temperature, and other parameters, soil sensors are an important tool for anyone involved with soil.

Irrigation plays an increasingly important role in agriculture. Irrigation is essential but so is the proper management of the irrigation. Soil moisture monitoring is the key to ensuring good irrigation management decisions are made to maximize the benefit of irrigation.

Irrigation is not the only use for soil monitoring. Each year, erosion from changes in land use causes millions of dollars in damage to property and natural water systems. In order to understand the causes of erosion and make predictions about when and where erosion will occur, hydrologists need to record rainfall, sediment and soil moisture. The water infiltration rate of soil is a function of soil moisture—if the soil is dry, the infiltration rate will be sufficient to prevent run off. Overland water flow may occur if rain events happen at a time when soil is saturated. Monitoring soil moisture is an important input parameter into erosion prediction models.

Regional drought can severely affect the economy and even lead to starvation in some areas of the world. With advances in computer processing and environmental modeling methods, scientists are beginning to understand regional water budgets and hydrological processes. An important input into drought forecasting models is changes in regional soil moisture. Long-term soil moisture data over large regions can be used to predict and characterize harmful droughts.

Soil monitoring is also critical to dust control, biofuel production, phytoremediation, reservoir recharge from snowpack, soil carbon sequestration studies, watershed hydrology studies, satellite groundtruthing, landslide studies, and is used in mesonets and weather station networks around the world.
 
Brand: Onset
The HOBO RX3000 is Onset’s next-generation remote data logging station that provides instant access to site-specific environmental data anywhere, anytime via the internet. The new station combines the flexibility and sensor quality of more expensive systems, an onboard LCD display, and the convenien..
1,209.26€
Ex Tax:991.20€
Brand: Onset
The HOBO Pro v2 2x External Temperature Data Logger is a weatherproof data logger with two external soil/water temperature probes on 6-foot (1.8 m) cables for fast sensor response and deployment in tight spaces.Highlighted FeaturesWeatherproof housing for use in outdoor or condensing environmentsHig..
217.77€
Ex Tax:178.50€
Brand: Onset
The compact and rugged HOBO MicroRX Station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular solution for long-term, reliable field monitoring. Two power source options are available: a solar panel for extended deployments, and user-replaceable batteries for flexible mounting in covered or protected loc..
717.36€
Ex Tax:588.00€
Brand: Onset
The HOBO MX2301A is a weatherproof data logger with built-in temperature and relative humidity sensors. Leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy, the logger enables easy, fast set up and data download directly from your mobile device, and provides high-accuracy measurements in harsh outdoor environments.High..
207.40€
Ex Tax:170.00€
Brand: Onset
The HOBO MX2302A is a weatherproof data logger with external temperature and relative humidity sensors. Leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy, the logger enables easy, fast set up and data download directly from your mobile device, and provides high-accuracy measurements in harsh outdoor environments.High..
242.78€
Ex Tax:199.00€
Brand: Onset
The HOBO MX2303 is a weatherproof data logger with two external temperature sensors. Leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy, the logger enables easy, fast set up and data download directly from your mobile device, and provides high-accuracy measurements in harsh outdoor environments.Highlighted FeaturesCon..
230.58€
Ex Tax:189.00€
Brand: Onset
The HOBO MX2304 is a weatherproof data logger with one external temperature sensor. Leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy, the logger enables easy, fast set up and data download directly from your mobile device, and provides high-accuracy measurements in harsh outdoor environments.Highlighted FeaturesConv..
185.75€
Ex Tax:152.25€
Brand: Onset
The HOBO MX2305 is a weatherproof data logger with an internal temperature sensor. Leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy, the logger enables easy, fast set up and data download directly from your mobile device, and provides high-accuracy measurements in harsh outdoor environments.Highlighted FeaturesConve..
140.91€
Ex Tax:115.50€
Brand: Onset
This HOBO Pendant® data logger is a miniature, waterproof two-channel temperature and relative light level data logger. The 8K model comes at a great value and is suitable for indoor, outdoor, and underwater applications. This logger holds approximately 6.5K of 10-bit readings. Use a ..
60.21€
Ex Tax:49.35€
Brand: Onset
The Data Logging Rain Gauge is a battery-powered rainfall data collection and recording system which includes a HOBO® Pendant Event data logger integrated into a tipping-bucket rain gauge. This model automatically records up to 3200 mm of rainfall data that can be used to determine rainfal..
591.82€
Ex Tax:485.10€
Brand: Onset
The HOBO RX3000 Weather Station Starter Kit provides instant access to site-specific air temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed/direction data anywhere, anytime on your desktop or mobile device.The RX3000 accepts up to 10 plug-and-play Smart Sensors. Just plug in your sensor and it’s automat..
2,816.92€
Ex Tax:2,308.95€
Brand: Onset
The HOBO Pro v2 Temperature/External Temperature data logger is a weatherproof data logger with an external soil/water temperature sensor on a 6-foot (1.8 m) cable useful for situations where just one temperature probe is required. An internal temperature sensor is also included.Highlighted Fea..
185.75€
Ex Tax:152.25€
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