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Soil gravimetric water content


Gravimetric water content is the mass of water per unit mass of oven-dry soil. [Source = Rowell, D. L. (1994). Soil science: Methods & applications. Longman Scientific & Technical, Longman Group UK Ltd, Harlow, Essex, UK]

Preferred Units: grams per kilogram of dry soil

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Alternative unit: percent

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