Novel soil profile sensing to monitor organic C stocks and condition

Viscarra Rossel, Raphael A. and Lobsey, Craig R. and Sharman, Chris and Flick, Paul and McLachlan, Gordon (2017) Novel soil profile sensing to monitor organic C stocks and condition. Environmental Science and Technology, 51 (10). pp. 5630-5641. ISSN 0013-936X

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Abstract

Soil information is needed for environmental monitoring to address current concerns over food, water and energy securities, land degradation and climate change. To address that need, we developed the Soil Condition ANalyses System (SCANS). It integrates an automated rapid soil core sensing systems with statistically sound mathematics and statistics to enable the characterisation of soil organic carbon stocks and a range of other important soil properties that define soil condition across the landscape and to depth. SCANS provides quantitative soil information with a level of detail that is difficult to obtain with other approaches. Measurements are rapid, precise, inexpensive and spatially explicit, thus enabling the monitoring of soil and environmental condition, function and productivity. The SCANS provides much needed scientific and technological advance to soil analyses and characterisation. The information gained will effectively deepen our understanding of soil and call attention to the central role soil plays in our environment.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is an open access article published under an ACS AuthorChoice License, which permits copying and redistribution of the article or any adaptations for non-commercial purposes.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 01:33
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 01:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: soil; environmental monitoring; Soil Condition Analysis System (SCANS)
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070104 Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050399 Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070101 Agricultural Land Management
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b00889
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32659

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