Click on “Download PDF” for the PDF version or on the title for the HTML version.
If you are not an ASABE member or if your employer has not arranged for access to the full-text, Click here for options.
A SCM Programmed Suspension Weighing Lysimeter for Evapo-transpiration Measurement of Pot planted Crops
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 131620542, 2013 Kansas City, Missouri, July 21 - July 24, 2013. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/aim.20131620542) @2013
Authors: Wenting Han, Chao Zhang, Junjie Guo, Qiao Jun, Pute Wu
Keywords: [Lysimeter ET micro-controller pot planted crops.]
Abstract. A weighing lysimeter measuring ETs of pot planted crops was developed with 150kg of weighing capacity and 150g of measurement precision. The hardware parts of the lysimeter includes a micro-controller, data collection and display module, real time clock, storage module, communication and power modules. The circuits for these parts were designed. The data collection software for the host computer and the micro-controller of the lysimeter were written in C# and C respectively. The performance of this lysimeter was tested and the results showed that without human supervision, the micro-controller was able to automatically collect, display, store and communicate data through serial interface to the host computer. The lysimeter was characterized by high stability and repeatability and its absolute and maximum relative error were 150g and 0.75%, respectively; and the ET results of pot planted crops obtained with the instrument were proved well matched with their actual ET of pot planted crops with time.