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Book chapter - Peer-reviewed, 2013

Soil analysis using visible and near infrared spectroscopy

Wetterlind, Johanna; Stenberg, Bo; Viscarra Rossel, Raphael

Abstract

Visible-near infrared diffuse reflectance (vis-NIR) spectroscopy is a fast, non-destructive technique well suited for analyses of some of the essential constituents of the soil. These constituents, mainly clay minerals, organic matter and soil water strongly affect conditions for plant growth and influence plant nutrition. Here we describe the process by which vis–NIR spectroscopy can be used to collect soil spectra in the laboratory. Because it is an indirect technique, the succeeding model calibrations and validations that are necessary to obtain reliable predictions about the soil properties of interest, are also described in the chapter.

Keywords

diffuse reflectance spectroscopy; vis-NIR; clay; organic matter; calibration; validation

Published in

Methods in Molecular Biology
2013, volume: 953, pages: 95-107
Book title: Plant Mineral Nutrients : methods and protocols
ISBN: 978-1-62703-151-6
Publisher: Humana Press

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Soil and Environment
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Soil and Environment
Viscarra Rossel, Raphael A.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

UKÄ Subject classification

Analytical Chemistry
Soil Science

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-62703-152-3_6

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/39860