Survey measurements checklist

Below is a checklist of things that you should do prior to making measurements. The checklist will not take long to address, and can save you a lot of time and frustration later.

  1. Instrument Time: Set correctly?
  2. Chamber Gaskets: Inspected and OK?
  3. Batteries: Charged and ready?
  4. Soil Temperature Probe: If using, connected and responding?
  5. Soil Moisture Probe: If using, connected and responding?
  6. Soil Collars: In place for at least several hours, but ideally 24 hours?
  7. Soil Collar Area: Entered in the software?
  8. Soil Collar Offset: Prepared to measure and enter in the software?
  9. Observations Configured: Observation length of 90 to 120 seconds. Dead band of 10 to 60 seconds. Purge times set?