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How to Perform Precise Soil and Sediment Sampling? One solution: The Fine Increment Soil Collector (FISC)

Abstract

Soil and sediment related research for terrestrial agrienvironmental assessments requires accurate depth incremental sampling to perform detailed analysis of physical, geochemical and biological properties of soil and exposed sediment profiles. Existing equipment does not allow collecting soil/sediment increments at millimetre resolution. The Fine Increment Soil Collector (FISC), developed by the SWMCN Laboratory, allows much greater precision in incremental soil/sediment sampling. It facilitates the easy recovery of collected material by using a simple screw-thread extraction system (see Figure 1). The FISC has been designed specifically to enable standardized scientific investigation of shallow soil/sediment samples. In particular, applications have been developed in two IAEA Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs): CRP D1.20.11 on “Integrated Isotopic Approaches for an Area-wide Precision Conservation to Control the Impacts of Agricultural Practices on Land Degradation and Soil Erosion” and CRP D1.50.15 on “Response to Nuclear Emergencies Affecting Food and Agriculture.”.
Authors:
Mabit, L.; Toloza, A.; [1]  Meusburger, K.; Alewell, C.; [2]  Iurian, A-R.; [3]  Owens, P. N. [4] 
  1. Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Laboratory, IAEA, Seibersdorf (Austria)
  2. Environmental Geosciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Basel (Switzerland)
  3. Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
  4. Environmental Science Program and Quesnel River Research Centre, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia (Canada)
Publication Date:
Jul 15, 2014
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-XA-14K0120
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 1 ref., 1 fig.; Related Information: In: Soils Newsletter, Vol. 37, No. 1, July 2014| 40 p.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ACCURACY; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; AGRICULTURE; CONTROL; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; FOOD; IAEA; SAMPLING; SEDIMENTS; SOILS
OSTI ID:
22264919
Research Organizations:
Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section, Vienna (Austria); FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-2650; TRN: XA14K0122086149
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Newsletters/SNL-37-1.pdf; Web sites: http://www-naweb.iaea.org/nafa/index.html; http://www.fao.org/ag/portal/index_en.html
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 9-10
Announcement Date:
Sep 19, 2014

Citation Formats

Mabit, L., Toloza, A., Meusburger, K., Alewell, C., Iurian, A-R., and Owens, P. N. How to Perform Precise Soil and Sediment Sampling? One solution: The Fine Increment Soil Collector (FISC). IAEA: N. p., 2014. Web.
Mabit, L., Toloza, A., Meusburger, K., Alewell, C., Iurian, A-R., & Owens, P. N. How to Perform Precise Soil and Sediment Sampling? One solution: The Fine Increment Soil Collector (FISC). IAEA.
Mabit, L., Toloza, A., Meusburger, K., Alewell, C., Iurian, A-R., and Owens, P. N. 2014. "How to Perform Precise Soil and Sediment Sampling? One solution: The Fine Increment Soil Collector (FISC)." IAEA.
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title = {How to Perform Precise Soil and Sediment Sampling? One solution: The Fine Increment Soil Collector (FISC)}
author = {Mabit, L., Toloza, A., Meusburger, K., Alewell, C., Iurian, A-R., and Owens, P. N.}
abstractNote = {Soil and sediment related research for terrestrial agrienvironmental assessments requires accurate depth incremental sampling to perform detailed analysis of physical, geochemical and biological properties of soil and exposed sediment profiles. Existing equipment does not allow collecting soil/sediment increments at millimetre resolution. The Fine Increment Soil Collector (FISC), developed by the SWMCN Laboratory, allows much greater precision in incremental soil/sediment sampling. It facilitates the easy recovery of collected material by using a simple screw-thread extraction system (see Figure 1). The FISC has been designed specifically to enable standardized scientific investigation of shallow soil/sediment samples. In particular, applications have been developed in two IAEA Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs): CRP D1.20.11 on “Integrated Isotopic Approaches for an Area-wide Precision Conservation to Control the Impacts of Agricultural Practices on Land Degradation and Soil Erosion” and CRP D1.50.15 on “Response to Nuclear Emergencies Affecting Food and Agriculture.”.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2014}
month = {Jul}
}