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René Gislum

Comparing predictive ability of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to Near Infrared Spectroscopy for soil texture and organic carbon determination

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Soil organic carbon (SOC) and texture have a practical value for agronomy and the environment. Thus, alternative techniques to supplement or substitute for the expensive conventional analysis of soil are developed.
Here the feasibility of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to determine SOC and texture was tested and compared with near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technique and traditional laboratory analysis. Calibration models were developed on 50 topsoil samples. For all properties except silt, higher predictive ability of LIBS than NIRS models was obtained. Successful calibrations indicate that LIBS can be used as a fast and reliable method for SOC and texture estimation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2015
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing - Hanghzou, China
Duration: 12 May 201515 May 2015


Conference4th Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing

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