Wireless subsurface soil sensor network
The project will test new data transmitting technology as equipment for measuring such soil physical characteristics as temperature, humidity and CO2. Data transmitted both wirelessly (through the air) and below the soil surface at different depths will be determined. Apart from this, it is expected that measurements from soil freezing and thawing cycles will be recorded and analyzed to learn about the effects of these cycles in other soil processes. It is expected that this new data transmission technology will be applied to various agricultural and environmental projects to allow easier data collection to help in understanding and predicting soil conditions in order to develop more accurate adaptation and resiliency plans.