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Offline aardvark

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Ground is starting to Freeze
« on: December 06, 2009, 08:29:15 PM »
I have a wierd moisture sensor and I am not going to be able to re plant it until spring,  the readings tend to move toward extra dry when it is raining and the rest of the station appears normal,so it has to be the sensor in the ground.

However,  when the ground freezes, then the probe moves toward 200 cm.  today.. it is heading that direction ...  rats....
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Re: Ground is starting to Freeze
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 07:59:22 PM »

Offline aardvark

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Re: Ground is starting to Freeze
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 09:32:48 PM »
anyway, the probe  is now under at least six inches of snow,  nicely insulating that soil surface probe as well as the soil.. of course that won't be long lived...
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