Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monitoring of Soil Water Movement in a Hilslope Cabbage Field using the Field Server System.

Masaru Mizoguchi, Univ. of Tokyo, Yayoi 1-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8657, Japan, Kosuke Noborio, Meiji University, School of Agricul, 1-1-1 Higashimita, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-shi, 214-8571, Japan, Kazuo Oki, University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8657, Japan, and Kiyoshi Honda, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), P.O.Box 4, Khlong Luang, Pathumthani, 12120, Thailand.

Field Server (FS) is a multi-functional sensor node, which consists of CPU (Web server), Network camera and various sensors including soil moisture  sensor. The FS enables us monitor soil information in a remote crop field in real time through Internet. In this study, we will demonstrate monitoring of soil water movement in a hilslope cabbage field in Tsumagoi, Japan using the Field Server System, and discuss the availability and the possibility of the system as a powerful tool for up-scaling of soil physical information from point to region.