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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 530732, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/530732
Research Article

Correcting Inaccurately Recorded Data due to Faulty Calibration of a Capacitance Water Content Probe

Alamoudi Water Chair, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Received 17 April 2013; Revised 28 May 2013; Accepted 12 June 2013

Academic Editor: Davey Jones

Copyright © 2013 Mohammad N. ElNesr et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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